Submitting Samples to the AB Seed Laboratory.

Submitting samples with the AB Seed Laboratory is simple and efficient! Listed below is a General Sampling Procedure, which will help you get the most desirable results.

  1. Sample each bag of small lots consisting of six bags or less
  2. For larger lots, sample 5 bags plus ten percent of the total number of bags in the lot. It is not necessary to sample more than thirty bags in large lots.
  3. Draw free-flowing seed with a probe or trier long enough to reach all portions of the bag. Nonfree-flowing seeds should be sampled by thrusting one's hand into the bag and grasping a portion.
    1. Equal amounts should be drawn from the top, middle, and bottom of each bag sampled.
    2. The drawn sample should be thoroughly mixed in a suitable clean container.
    3. Divide the drawn sample carefully until the proper amount is obtained to submit for analysis
  4. Write your name, company name, address, variety, kind, lot number and tests desired on the sample envelope.
  5. Include your telephone and/or FAX number for faster reporting of analysis results.