Episode 216: 20/20 Seed Labs Inc. - From Lab to Field



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Episode 216: 20/20 Seed Labs Inc. - From Lab to Field


In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks to Moses Palmer, from 20/20 Seed Labs in this episode titled “From Lab to Field.”

#Plant24 is coming fast. As you prepare for seeding, you’ll want to know all you can about the health of your seeds and that is exactly the focus of this week’s episode.

In this incredibly informative and valuable episode, Tracy speaks to Moses about the value of testing your seed before putting it into the ground.

They discuss:

  • Who 20/20 Seed Labs is and how they help producers maximize their yield by testing the seed before it’s put in the ground.
  • They discuss getting your seed field ready and the available tests, including germ, vigor, disease screen, and other testing services.
  • After discussing the tests, what can be detected, and the value of seed testing, Tracy asks Moses about seed testing as a best business practice. Should this be done when a problem is suspected or as a routine business practice on all seed before it hits the soil.
  • Moses does a fantastic job of keeping it simple and explaining the difference between traditional and molecular testing and the value each test brings farmers.
  • They discuss common misconceptions about seed testing within the farming industry.
  • Tracy gets straight to the bottom line with a question on return on investment (ROI). Moses addresses how testing delivers a return on investment for producers when they are looking at meeting agronomic and yield goals in their farming operation.
  • Tracy and Moses then discuss the who, what, where, and how of getting your seed tested.

Know your seed! Get your seed tested at an accredited lab before you put it into the ground to ensure maximum results.



* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.

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 Show Guest

Moses Palmer
Laboratory Manager at Nisku, Alberta & Senior Seed Analyst

Moses Palmer is currently a fully accredited Senior Seed Analyst and a Licensed Seed Crop Inspector. He has a Master’s degree (M.Phil.) in Crop Science and has over 9 years’ experience working in various capacities in the agriculture industry. Moses brings to his position extensive experience in agricultural value chain project management, building community relationships and designing and implementing field and laboratory experiments.

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