The SePRO Research and Technology laboratories provide rapid, accurate and reliable analysis of aquatic plants, algae, water and sediments. Our lab provides quantitative analysis to support water resource management objectives such as; herbicide performance and selectivity, algae treatment prescriptions, water quality assessment, regulatory compliance and more.

Analytical Technologies


SeSCRIPT Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services
SeSCRIPT* Analysis incorporates EPA analytical methods for quantification of water quality parameters, as well as algae species identification, enumeration and site-specific prescription services for improved control of algae and management of water quality.

More information on SeSCRIPT Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services

Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services Collection Procedures Form (PDF)

Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services Chain of Custody Form (PDF)

Microbial Bacteria Sample Collection


FasTEST* Analytical Technology
FasTEST analytical technology provides rapid and accurate analysis of aquatic herbicide and algaecide concentrations in water. FasTEST data are used for monitoring treatment programs and regulatory compliance. FasTEST analytical methods have been developed and verified for monitoring ten active ingredients, including the following SePRO aquatic products: Sonar*, Renovate®, Renovate® MAX G, Sculpin* G, Galleon*, Clearcast®, Nautique*, Komeen*, Captain*, Captain* XTR, K-Tea*, Habitat® and Stingray®.

How to order FasTEST Supplies

FasTEST Collection Procedures Form (PDF)

FasTEST Chain of Custody Form (PDF)


GenTEST* Aquatic Plant Genetics Assessment
GenTEST is an advanced assessment technology that examines specific genetic sequences of aquatic plant DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) to predict response to management with aquatic herbicides. Using the GenTEST, resource managers have improved confidence in the outcome of management activities and practice the highest level of stewardship in the management of aquatic plants. Please contact your SePRO Aquatic Specialist for more information about designing a monitoring plan.

Procedures for Hydrilla Tissue Collection (PDF)

GenTEST Chain of Custody Form (PDF)


PlanTEST* Bioassay
PlanTEST is a pre-treatment aquatic plant bioassay that determines the susceptibility of plants to aquatic herbicides. Pre-treatment plant samples are gathered from a water body and processed at the SRTC.  SePRO uses assay results in developing site-specific treatment prescriptions.

Plant Collection Procedures Form (PDF)

PlanTEST Chain of Custody Form (PDF)


EffecTEST* Biochemical Assay
EffecTEST is a post-treatment aquatic plant biochemical assay which assesses the current status of herbicide treatment programs. Tissue samples from a treated water body are gathered, processed and analyzed at the SRTC to determine the level of herbicide injury in those plants. SePRO and resource managers utilize these data to assess treatment status and make adjustments to treatment protocols as needed to achieve desired plant control.

Plant Collection Procedures Form (PDF)

EffecTEST Chain of Custody Form (PDF)

 

 

Effective immediately, cooperators shipping plant samples to the SePRO aquatic laboratory in North Carolina MUST include a copy of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) permit with their shipment. In order to comply, SePRO will be unable to accept packages containing plants that are not accompanied with this permit. Please download and print this permit by clicking the icon to the right and enclose it in your package. If you have problems opening the attachment, please contact your Aquatic Specialist or the laboratory and we will fax you the permit. Thank you for your cooperation. RTC PPQ Permits

Send samples for analysis to:
SePRO Research & Technology Campus
16013 Watson Seed Farm Road
Whitakers, NC 27891-9114
srtclab@sepro.com
Phone: (252) 437-3282

 

Algae and Water Quality Prescription Services
SeSCRIPT* Analysis, conducted at the SePRO Research and Technology Campus (SRTC) laboratories in Whitakers, NC, provides a comprehensive suite of analytical and treatment prescription services for the assessment and management of both water quality and algae.  SeSCRIPT Analysis incorporates EPA analytical methods and site specific prescription services for improved management of algae and water quality. SeSCRIPT analysis and reporting is rapid, accurate and economical.

Why monitor? Routine assessment of key water quality parameters provides valuable information about the health of a waterbody. Analysis and documentation of water quality parameters provide data necessary to prompt and assess management activities, establish and achieve ecological benchmarks and comply with regulatory thresholds.

Water Quality Analytical Services


Water Quality Baseline Bundle
An analysis of baseline water quality parameters.
The WQ Bundle provides quantitative analysis of baseline water quality parameters used in the assessment and management of water resources. EPA standard methods are utilized to quantify the following water parameters; alkalinity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, hardness, pH, phosphorus (total and free reactive) and turbidity. Results are available within 7 days of sample receipt.

Water Quality Baseline Plus Bundle
Baseline water quality analysis plus complete nutrient assessment.
This bundle includes the analysis covered in the WQ Baseline Bundle plus chlorophyll a, nitrates, nitrites and total nitrogen for a complete nutrient assessment. Reporting also includes a trophic index indicator. Results available within 7 days of sample receipt.

Water Quality Individual Bundle
You select the water quality parameters to quantify.
Individually select the water quality parameters to meet your water management objectives. Sample collection bottles are available from SePRO Corporation.

Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services


Algae ID Panel
When you simply need to know the algae present in your waterbody.
The panel services include algae identification, classification, description and density or biomass enumeration. The data generated from this analysis provides valuable information for the development and assessment of algae management programs. Results are available within 7 days of sample receipt.

Algae and Water Quality Baseline Plus Bundle
A complete assessment of algae and water quality conditions.
This bundle includes algae ID/enumeration, all the analytical services provided in the Water Quality Baseline Plus Bundle and a treatment prescription. Results are available within 7 days of sample receipt by the laboratory.

Comprehensive Algae Bioassay
The recommended analysis for the development of a custom treatment prescription when managing complex and challenging algae problems.
This analysis includes all the services of the Algae and Water Quality Baseline Plus Bundle. In addition, algae and water samples collected from the waterbody will be subjected to a multi-phase bioassay to evaluate site specific response to various algaecides. Data from the bioassay will be utilized to develop a custom treatment prescription for the waterbody. Please contact SePRO to discuss project objectives and sample collection prior shipment to the laboratory.

SeSCRIPT Sample Collection and Chain of Custody Forms


Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services Collection Procedures Form (PDF)

Algae & Water Quality Prescription Services Chain of Custody Form (PDF)

Send samples for analysis to:
SePRO Research & Technology Campus
16013 Watson Seed Farm Road
Whitakers, NC 27891-9114
Phone: (252) 437-3282
srtclab@sepro.com

For more information about SeSCRIPT Analysis contact your SePRO Aquatic Specialist or call 1-800-419-7779.