SoDak Labs, Inc. Adds Winter Growout Services for Corn and Sunflowers

Brookings, SD (November 30, 2018) - SoDak Labs, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Winter Growout services to its business model.

SoDak is a leader in seed testing services which include sheller sizing/shakeout services, seed quality, trait, and hybrid purity testing. SoDak had been working in cooperation with MayerSeedLine for three years preparing and packaging growouts so this transition was a logical bolt-on business to the SoDak seed services.

Les North brings 25 plus years of experience and will continue to lead the Growout services for SoDak Labs and be on site in Puerto Rico as normal. Al Bortnem, SoDak Seed Sizing Services Lead, who has eight years of experience reading growouts, will be working with Les in Puerto Rico.

SoDak Labs is updating the data collection to in-field tablets. A new service of plant sampling of “apparent self or off type” plants and submitting for isozyme testing confirmation is available. SoDak foresees this as a seamless transition for current growout customers of MayerSeedLine.

Les and Al will be at Seed Expo Booth 1210 Dec. 3-6 during the ASTA CSS conference in Chicago, IL. Stop by and visit or contact Les North at or 515-231-6080.