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Gillian McLaren

Seed Testing/Quality Manager

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 8851

Email Address
gillian.mclaren@sasa.gsi.gov.uk

 

Areas of expertise

  • All areas of seed quality testing
  • Method development germination, tetrazolium and vigour. 
  • Quality management

Representational Duties

  • ISTA Germination Committee
  • ISTA Vigour Committee
  • ISTA Proficiency Test Committee
  • British Association of Seed Analysts (BASA)

Biography

  • I joined SASA in 1992 as a Seed Analyst in the Official Seed testing Station for Scotland (OSTS) having trained as a Seed Analyst at SAI.  I have BSc. Life Sciences and have remained within OSTS having held the post of Senior Seed Analyst: Germination and Tetrazolium, followed by Seed Technologist and since 2009 Seed Testing Manager/Quality Manager.

Publications

Don R, McLaren G.  2005.  ISTA Tetrazolium Vigour Comparative Test. Seed Testing International, ISTA News Bulletin. (129, April 2005):41–43.
McLaren G, Don R.  2004.  The effect of glyphosate treatment on the germination potential of barley seed. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2004. :153–158.
McLaren G, Don R, Roberts AMI.  2004.  The performance of glyphosate affected barley seed. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2004 . :223–228.
McLaren G, Don R.  2002.  The effect of glyphosate treatment on the germination potential of resultant crops. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2002. :103-108. Abstract  Download: The effect of glyphosate treatment on the germination potential of resultant crops.pdf (131.38 KB)
McLaren G, Don R.  2002.  The performance of glyphosate-affected barley seed. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2002. :207-210. Abstract  Download: The performance of glyphosate-affected barley seed.pdf (113.4 KB)


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