Purity and Germination
Nickerson constantly monitor seed production to ensure that the quality of seed produced is significantly better than the official standard:
We use high quality seed stock from selected growers and frequent field inspections by qualified inspectors as well as thorough inspections by our own Government registered laboratory at our production plant, on intake to ensure the quality expectation of our customers is met. Regular sampling during cleaning to ensure purity and germination standards are met and post treatment sampling to test for germination and treatment loading.
Nickerson pioneered the development of vigour testing in the 1970’s. Vigorous seed is better equipped to cope with poor, cold and wet seedbed conditions. This is important for; quick, even crop establishment; allowing the crop to grow away from soil-borne pests and diseases; stronger plants and higher yields.