Click here to learn about the annual free test available for Kentucky citizens.
Special note: Mixtures, difficult or dirty samples may be charged an additional fee per hour for extra separation time. For mixtures, each component over 5% of the total in a mixed sample shall be charged individually for germination testing.
Complete Test: A complete test includes each of these:
1. Purity analysis,
2. Noxious weed seed examination (for KY only) and a
3. Germination test.
|Cereals, Millet, Sorghum-Sudangrass, Sudangrass, Vetch||$11.00|
|Alfalfa, Clovers, Corn, Crownvetch, Lespedeza, Timothy, Vegetables||$14.00|
|Bentgrass, Bermudagrass, Bluegrass, Bromegrass, Lovegrass, Redtop, Tobacco||$16.00|
|Orchardgrass, Ryegrass (includes a fluorescence test to distinguish amount of perennial and annual ryegrass)||$18.00|
Purity/Noxious Evaluation: A purity and noxious weed examination includes a purity analysis and a Noxious weed seed examination for seeds designated as noxious in Kentucky.
|Cereals, Millet, Sorghum-Sudangrass, Sudangrass, Vetch||$5.00|
|Alfalfa, Clovers, Corn, Crownvetch, Timothy||$7.00|
|Bentgrass, Bermudagrass, Bluegrass, Bromegrass, Lovegrass, Redtop, Tobacco||$12.00|
Mixtures: Each component over 5% of the total in mixtures shall be charged individually for germination testing.
|Cereals, Lespedeza, Millet, Sorgham-Sudangrass, Soybean, Sudangrass, Vegetables, Vetch||$7.00|
|Alfalfa, Bentgrass, Bermudagrass, Bromegrass, Clovers, Corn, Crownvetch, Fescue||$8.00|
|Lovegrass, Orchardgrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Timothy, Tobacco||$8.00|
Other Tests and Fees:
|Accelerated Aging (Vigor Test)||$9.00|
|All-State or Specific State (other than KY) Noxious Evaluation||$10.00|
|Cold Test (Vigor Test)||$9.00|
|Endophyte Test up to 50 tillers (per sample)||$35.00|
|Endophyte Test, above 50 tillers (per sample)||$60.00|
|Hourly fee (may be assessed for mixtures, difficult or dirty samples for extra separation time)||$8.00|
|KY (only) Noxious Weed Exam||$8.00|
|Non-Kentucky residents are assessed an additional charge per sample||$2.00|
|Peroxidase Test of Soybeans||$12.00|
|Phenol Test of Wheat||$12.00|
|Roundup Ready Test||$10.00|
|Rush service may be provided upon request at an additional charge per sample||$15.00|
|Seed Count per Pound||$4.00|
|Soybean Hypocotyl Color||$12.00|
|Treated Seed Germination||$7.00|
Other tests can be performed, but prices will vary based on difficulty, equipment and time required.
It is not necessary to send payment with your sample. You will be billed the appropriate amount after the requested tests are complete. Bills are generated and mailed from our office at the beginning of each month.
Annual free test for Kentucky citizens:
Any Kentucky citizen may submit one seed sample per year for a complete test provided the sample is accompanied by the signed statement: "I certify that I have not previously submitted a sample for a free test during the current calendar year." If you would like to request a free test, please complete and submit a Seed Test Submittal form (RS-61-08-1109 PDF) with your seed sample.
If you have questions regarding seed testing, prices or how to submit a sample, please contact our office.