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Seed quality updates and news from 20/20 Seed Labs inc.

Seed Quality Update

You will be relieved to  know that this season germination results are much better than expected. Overall the average germination for most of the province is coming in well over the minimum grade standard of 85%. 
However,  there are several regions  that had poor harvest conditions and early killing frosts. 
We are seeing frost damaged seed from the Central and Northeast regions of Alberta as well as the Peace Country.  The damage  has had a detrimental effect in oats, wheat and barley samples. Our general rule here is to remark on our reports of analysis that X% has been affected by frost. The higher the percentage the more prone the sample is to further decay and deterioration.

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Seed Row

Blair Peregrym

Blair is the general manager for the Stony Plain Seed cleaning plant in Central Alberta. Blair has been at the plant since 1985 which gives him over 26 years experience in the seed industry. 
He operates one of the largest plants in Alberta with a staff of eight. His recipe for success and for that matter the success of any business is always being able to step outside the box and think outside the box. He believes that there are three principles to remaining effective in business and he says they are all “first priorities”.
He ranks them in this order remembering that they are all important. 
 

Grading

Seed grading courses available for seed plant managers, operators or anyone requiring additional knowledge of grade tables, weed seeds and regulations.  

Please contact Sarah at 1-877-420-2099 ext 116.


Clearfield Confirm® Test



Clearfield lentils or Clearfield wheat.  If you require a herbicide tolerance test on these crops, 20/20 Seed Labs Inc has been validated by BASF to perform these tests for you.

Please contact us at 1-877-420-2099 for more information.  Press '0' and talk to Susan.


ISTA Vigour Workshop


20/20 Seed Labs Inc is proud to host the International Seed Testing Association Vigour Workshop in September 2012.  For more information go to www.seedtest.org or click here.





Stickers have never been so much fun!

Winnie Lange is no stranger to our laboratory.  We always look forward to her visits on the occasional days that she comes in with mom Dr. Kim Kenward, our Research and Development Manager. Winnie can always be relied upon for a special piece of art work, a story or a good movie which she brings along to keep to herself occupied. On this particular day Winnie couldn’t resist helping out the client services group, Barry Little and Susan Dobie.  With a page of stickers and a handful of sample bags Winnie set to attaching pretty circles to the bags. We want to acknowledge Winnies' contribution as she certainly helped us all that day. She also proved that she can multi task at such a tender age by watching a movie at the same time.

Thanks Winnie !
 

1st Movember for Team 20/20 a Success
Thank you to all of the supporters who helped us raise over $2000.00 towards prostate cancer research!










Seed Testing Professional

Hi, my name is Janine Swenson, janine@2020seedlabs.ca and I am one of the newest accredited germination analysts at 20/20 Seed Labs Inc. Shortly after graduating in 2010 from the University of Alberta Agriculture program, I began training here at 20/20 Seed Labs. 

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