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Verified Lab Services (VLS) provides innovative testing solutions that enable growers to make precise decisions in the management of their orchards. 

Managed by a professional laboratory team, we operate modern, independent, laboratories in Te Puke, Opotiki and Kerikeri, providing testing services to industry-approved standards. 

Our full quality assurance programme delivers results you can trust, with our rapid reporting service using text and email alerts to keep you fully informed.

VLS is a trading division of Seeka Limited, New Zealand’s largest producer of kiwifruit in New Zealand and Australia.

VLS have staff from a range of different backgrounds, all with deep roots in the horticultural industry. Our experienced team can work in consultation with you around any on orchard sampling or surveying work required, providing a start to finish service. Some examples of services include, soil and leaf collection, residue collection, bud and flower counts, monitoring and trail programs.

During the Kiwifruit season our team, on behalf of Zespri, collects and tests fruit for 'clearance to pick' (CTP) where it is determined if the fruit is ready to be picked, packed and shipped. Each season we perform over a million individual tests. We offer a full service that includes the collection of samples and laboratory testing, with lab staff operating 24 hours a day to ensure growers get their results as quickly as possible.

Experts in pest monitoring, maturity testing and ethylene testing, VLS are your trusted fruit testing specialists.