Seed Testing

​​The seed lab within the SPMU carries out Analysis of seeds and purity tests of cereals and fodder plants in connection with agri-environmental measure 3 of the Rural Development Programme. The purity tests include the determination of pure seeds, weed seeds and earth material. The work carried out in these tests involves the preparation of all working samples from the samples submitted to the laboratory by preparing small working samples according to the type of seed. In case of wheat and barley a working sample of 120 grams is done but in case of Sulla, a working sample of 60 grams is prepared. The sample is then tested for purity by visual examination and visual detection of the presence of any diseases. Finally all the relevant data is recorded and a report with all the results is issued. All samples are stored accordingly.