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Plant Industry - Seed and Fertilizer Section

N.C. Seed Lab
The N.C. Seed Laboratory provides the following testing services:
  1. Purity Analyses - no cost to NC residents
  2. Germination Analyses - no cost to NC residents
  3. Tetrazolium Tests: $5.00 / 100 seed sample
    1. July 1 - November 1 - Limited to wheat, oats, barley and rye
    2. December 1 - June 30 - Limited to soybeans, corn and cotton
    3. Other samples for testing: Contact the NC Seed Lab Supervisor
  4. Endophyte Testing
    1. In-state testing of tall fescue and other grass seed tissues for presence of fungal endophytes.
      1. Seed: $15.00 / sample
      2. Plant tissue analysis: $15.00 / sample
      3. Seedlings requiring seedling production: $25.00 / sample
    2. Out-of-state testing of tall fescue and other grass seed tissues for presence of fungal endophytes.
      1. Seed: $35.00 / sample
      2. Plant tissue analysis: $25.00 / sample
      3. Seedlings requiring seedling production: $45.00 / sample
  5. Small Grain Seed Test for Loose Smut - $15.00 / sample.

 

 

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Seed & Fertilizer Section
Seed & Fertilizer Section Administrator - Danny Turner
Mailing Address:1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone:(919) 707-3735 | FAX: (919) 733-1041