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SoDak Labs, Inc.


SoDak Labs is an ISTA accredited laboratory specializing in seeds such as sorghum, millets, cotton and wheat.  SoDak Labs has website sample entry, expected completion dates posted, results online and emailed as a pdf daily.  Our culture is efficient, fast customer service with same day planting and test analysis.  One of the unique features of SoDak’s ISTA accreditation in the United States is the ability to approve authorized samplers for automatic stream seed sampling (Orange Certificates).  We offer training in seed technology through our Seed Academy courses (online & on-site) throughout the year.


Contact Information:


SoDak Labs, Inc.

236 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006


Laura Carlson

Purity & Germination Lab Manager
eMail Laura

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Company Description

SoDak Labs is your trusted seed testing partner located in Brookings, SD.  SoDak Labs is an employee owned business providing purity, germination, vigor, trait, ELISA, electrophoresis and cultivar purity tests.  SoDak Labs currently performs over 100,000 tests on 50 different species annually according to AOSA (Association Official Seed Analysis) or ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) Rules.  One of the unique features of SoDak’s ISTA accreditation in the United States is the ability to approve authorized samplers for automatic stream seed sampling. SoDak Labs also provides training for ISTA sampling and issues both Orange & Blue Certificates.

Our philosophy is quick, agronomically accurate service along with continual improvement.  Laboratory processes are set up to have the sample identified electronically, methods specified by species, equipment and testing conditions monitored, documented, and tracked through the entire testing situation.  Evaluation for germination is conducted in a team approach and allows for multiple checks within the system to verify results and assure accuracy.  Information is entered on an electronic tablet decreasing transcription errors and allowing for the report to be available to customers quickly.

SoDak Labs has a highly trained staff that includes Agronomists, Seed Physiologists, Registered Genetic Technologists and Registered Seed Technologists that evaluate all seed testing and are available on-site to diagnose, explain causes and answers to your seed quality questions. SoDak Labs believes it is important for seed producers and distributors to understand what seed testing means, which is why SoDak Labs is dedicated to training. Our Seed Academy ( offers seed biology online courses and seed quality on-site workshops throughout the year geared toward this initiative.Offering:

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  • Seed Testing
  • ISTA Orange Certificates
  • Seed Sampling
  • Seed Research


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 March, 2018.