Seed Laboratory


We provide seed analysis services following the methodology of the International Seed Analysis Rules (ISTA).

We have highly qualified personnel with years of experience in seed analysis.

We offer physical and physiological analyzes of seeds of a number of species and complementary analyzes.

Official certificates


Our laboratory is authorized by the Servicio Agricola y Ganadero (SAG) to issue official certificates on seed samples.

Physiology Laboratory

✔ Germination Test or Germination Power **
Percentage of seeds that germinate and develop normal seedlings under optimal conditions for their growth. For this, controlled chambers and growth media appropriate to the species are used. The following is the approximate duration of the germination test by species:

Germination power

✔ Physical Purity **
The following fractions are determined in a sample:% Pure Seed,% Inert Matter and% Seeds of other species (weeds or other cultivated species).

✔ Determination of Other Species
It allows to identify all the weeds or other cultivated species in the seed sample.

✔ Physical appearance
Visual evaluation of anomalies and defects found in a seed lot. Defects that the Physical Purity analysis does not contemplate are visualized, but they are significant in the evaluation and perception of the client, such as deformed, discolored, pre-germinated seeds, with mechanical damage, etc. The type of damage in the seed sample is reported in%.

✔ Stove humidity
It allows to know the humidity of the seed which is of importance in the harvest, commercialization and subsequent storage period.

✔ Quick moisture determination
It is done on a computer which is fast and accurate. They do not destroy the sample they analyze. Available for Corn, Marigold and Soy.

✔ Seed count
The weight of a thousand seeds is quantified and by default that of seeds per kilogram, a very important fact when calculating the sowing density.

✔ Mechanical damage (Soy)
With Hypochlorite Solution, No Visible damage is detected that may affect the production of normal seedlings.

✔ Cold Test or Cold Vigor (Corn)
The seed is exposed to conditions of low temperatures and substrate with part of corn soil, being useful in those cases in which the sowing date can coincide with periods of rain and low temperature.

**Germination and Physical Purity are analyzes authorized by the SAG (Agricultural and Livestock Service) which are mandatory for commercialization in the national market.


The samples that are derived to the laboratory are ideally in the best possible condition for the correct performance of the test.

If you wish to send seed to the laboratory, please make sure that the seed has not been exposed to extreme temperatures or environmental conditions, you can send it to a paper or plastic bag making sure that they do not suffer blows or any type of damage.

If possible, please keep it in a second box-type container for added protection.

Remember to derive it with as much information as possible:
✔ Test requested
✔ Variety
✔ Harvest year
✔ Species
✔ Lot

We will contact you to coordinate and, at the same time, attend to your questions and needs. We will send you the estimated result date and later the final result.

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