Vitascope Rapid Seed Viability

A test for cereals, it provides a quick indication of the seed’s potential germination and will show which seeds will or will not produce growth.  Seeds are soaked in a chemical solution. Viable embryos will stain red, dead embryos do not stain.

This test will not detect abnormal growth caused by drying heat damage, mechanical damage or phytotoxic damage caused by chemicals (Glyphosate).   

Badly sprouted seed are recorded as dead.  This test cannot be performed on treated samples.

Sample Weight: 200g

Result: 1 - 2 days

The sample weights stated are the recommended minimum and the result times are approximate.

The results of each test refer to the analysis performed on the material received. Their relationship to the composition of the original bulk will depend on the sampling procedures employed.