Seed Quality

The ‘Seed Quality’ Research Group ensures that only pure, high-quality Swiss seed comes on the market. It certifies seed fields and examines batches of seed in the laboratory in accordance with the legal provisions. It constantly refines its knowledge on seed which it then makes available to various national and international expert bodies.

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Seed testing

Every year, Agroscope’s seed-testing laboratory analyses the quality of more than 6000 seed samples from over 200 different plant species. These analyses are pivotal in ensuring that only seed of impeccable quality is marketed and sold.