Seed testing

Seed testing analyses the physical purity of a seed line and its ability to germinate.

A sample of seeds is taken from a seed line and tested according to government procedures.

The test results indicate the overall quality of the seed line. Test results are:

Seed tests

Seed tests used for some or all plants:

  • Purity analysis.
  • Germination analysis.
  • Weed seed search.
  • Seed identification.
  • Weight determination.
  • Tetrazolium.
  • Sprouting.
  • Moisture content.
  • Vigour.
  • Quarantine inspection.

Seeds online

Seeds online provides registered and public users access to the analytical results of seed samples tested by Seed Services Australia. Results are given for purity tests and first counts germination tests.


Phone: 1300 928 170 or (08) 8303 9549
Fax: (08) 8303 9508


Seed Services Australia
Plant Research Centre
Gate 2A Hartley Grove
Urrbrae SA 5064

Postal address

Seed Services Australia
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001

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Page Last Reviewed: 19 Feb 2015
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