Laboratory Testing

Our Lab
Our seed lab began as part of an ongoing commitment to quality and to provide on-site testing for our production lots. Real-time mill checks allow us to cut production time and reduce loss. Quality testing throughout the production process ensures that the seed leaving our facility meets our customers' high quality standards. Our lab has expanded to offer AOSA and Canadian Seed analysis in germination, physical purity, tetrazolium dormancy testing, and AOSA moisture testing. The members of our lab are passionate about seed testing, working to develop new testing protocols and promoting standardization in seed analysis.

We pride ourselves on holding our laboratory testing to the same high standard that Universal Seed LLC is already known for in seed production. Our laboratory manager is always happy to explain our testing procedures and discuss seed testing protocols with our customers. Unless otherwise requested and stated, all testing is conducted according to the AOSA Rules for Testing seeds. Laboratory tests are always a reflection of the sample submitted.
Our Team

Quality Manager

Quinn Gillespie, Registered Seed Technologist
Quinn has worked in the seed industry since 2006 as a seed analyst and as a research farm worker and has been a Registered Seed Technologist since 2012.
Quinn is a very active member of the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists, as a member of the SCST Executive board from 2017-2019 and the SCST co-chair of the Referee committee and SCST co-chair of the Communications and Publications committee. Quinn is currently serving as the Vice-President of SCST.

Seed Analyst

Carmen Maldonado Carmen conducts purity, germination, and phytosanitary visual inspections and sampling of small lots in our lab. She is continuing her education in seed ID, tetrazolium, and moisture testing.

Seed Analyst

Gricelda Maldonado Gricelda works with our mill staff to conduct mill checks and ensure timely processing and sample flow.
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