Agriculture labs

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Here is a list of labs that service canola growers in Canada. Labs are organized under the following headings:

Soil nutrient analysis
Plant tissue nutrient analysis
Seed quality tests
Disease diagnostic on plant tissue
DNA analysis for clubroot
Herbicide resistant test for weeds
Herbicide carryover in soil
Pesticide residue in plant tissue

To add a lab to the list or update listing details, email whetterj@canolacouncil.org and put “Canola lab list update” in the subject line.

Soil nutrient analysis

Labs that do nutrient analysis of soil and plant tissue can be accredited by the North American Proficiency Testing Program (NAPT). Click here for the full list of accredited labs.

A&L Laboratories
Address: 2136 Jetstream Rd, London, ON, N5V 3P5
Phone: 519-457-2575 or toll free 1-855-837-8347
Email: alcanadalabs@alcanada.com

AGAT Labs
Address: 2910 12 St. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7P7
Phone: Toll free 1-800-661-7174
Website: www.agatlabs.com/agri-foods/agricultural-analysis/index.cfm
The address and phone number given is for AGAT’s agriculture lab — called their “environmental” division — in Calgary. The company also has ag labs and sample drop off points in Edmonton, Red Deer and Grande Prairie

Agvise Labs
Address: 604 Highway 15 W; P.O. Box 510, Northwood, ND 58267
Phone: 701-587-6010
Website: www.agviselabs.com

ALS Laboratories
Address: 819 58 Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 6X5
Phone: 1-306-668-8370
Email: jori.johanson@alsglobal.com OR alsskclientservices@alsglobal.com

Down To Earth Labs
Address: 3510 6th Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5C3
Phone: 403-328-1133
Website: www.downtoearthlabs.com
Email: customerservice@downtoearthlabs.com

Exova
Address: 7217 Roper Road NW Edmonton, AB, T6B 3J4
Phone: 780-438-5522
Website: www.exova.ca
Email: americas@exova.com
Also has locations in Calgary, Grand Prairie and Lloydminster.

Farmers Edge Laboratories
Address: 1357 Dugald Road, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0H3
Phone: 204-233-4099
Email: fe.labs@farmersedge.ca
Website: www.farmersedge.ca/farmers-edge-laboratories

Western Ag Labs
Address: #3-411 Downey Road, Saskatoon, SK. S7N 4L8
Phone: Toll free 1-888-978-0373
Website: www.westernaglabs.com
Uses plant root simulator (PRS) technology for soil testing. No other labs use this.

Plant tissue nutrient analysis

Before taking a sample, get the sample collection and submission techniques for the chosen lab. Each may have different requirements. Labs that do nutrient analysis of plant tissue can be accredited by the North American Proficiency Testing Program (NAPT). Click here for the full list of accredited labs.

A&L Laboratories
Address: 2136 Jetstream Rd, London, Ontario,  Canada  N5V 3P5
Phone: 519-457-2575 or toll free 1-855-837-8347
Website: www.alcanada.com
Email: alcanadalabs@alcanada.com
For plant tissue analysis instructions, go here: www.alcanada.com/Agricultural-Plant.htm

Agvise Labs
Address: 604 Highway 15 W; P.O. Box 510, Northwood, ND 58267
Phone: 701-587-6010
Website: www.agviselabs.com
Click here for their plant tissue analysis sampling guide.

Down To Earth Labs
Address: 3510 6th Ave North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5C3
Phone: 403-328-1133
Website: www.downtoearthlabs.com
Email: customerservice@downtoearthlabs.com

Exova
Address: 7217 Roper Road NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 3J4
Phone: 780 438-5522
Email: americas@exova.com
Website: www.exova.ca
Also has locations in Calgary, Grand Prairie and Lloydminster.

Farmers Edge Laboratories
Address: 1357 Dugald Road, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0H3
Phone: 204-233-4099
Website: www.farmersedge.ca/farmers-edge-laboratories
Email: fe.labs@farmersedge.ca
How to sample: For canola plants from seedling until before flowering, collect the entire above ground portion of the plant. Send in 15 plants. At flowering stage, collect fully developed leaves from top third of the plant. Sample 30 plants and submit one leaf from each plant. Pick up paper sample bags from a Farmers Edge rep. Growers can also submit samples through the rep.

Seed quality tests

Each lab on this list will do germination tests for canola. Some labs on this list provide purity tests and some test seed for disease. Seed testing labs are accredited by the Canadian Seed Institute, www.csi-ics.com, and the website includes a list of accredited labs.

Accu-Test Seed Lab
Address: 102 2nd Ave, Box 579, Rivers, MB  R0K 1X0
Phone: 204-328-5313
Email: dgerrard@redsper.ca
Germination and purity

Ag-Vision Seed Lab
Address: Box 998, Carrot River, SK  S0E 0L0
Phone: 306-768-3335
Website:
www.agvision.ca
Email:  agseedlab@sasktel.net
Germination and purity. Will also test seed for presence of blackleg, but not for blackleg virulence.

BDS Laboratories
Address: Box 363, Qu’Appelle SK S0G 4A0
Phone: 306-699-2679 or toll free 1-888-BDS-LABS
Website: www.bdslabs.com
Email:  bds.laboratories@sasktel.net
Germination and purity, as well as blackleg, alternaria and other diseases

BioVision Seeds Labs (Winnipeg)
Address: B17-1391 St. James Street, Winnipeg Manitoba R3H 0ZI
Phone: 204-775-6463 or toll free 877-721-2365
Website: www.biovision.ca
Email: patrick.greer@biovision.ca
Offers a wide range of services, including disease testing for presence of alternaria and various blackleg phenotypes. For the blackleg test, they scan seed for presence of the disease, and then, if required, run a PCR test to identify which virulent blackleg phenotypes are present.

BioVision Seed Labs (Edmonton)
Address: 7225B Roper Road, Edmonton, AB T6B 3J4
Phone: Toll free 1-800-952-5407
Website: www.biovision.ca
Email: biovision@biovision.ca
Offers a wide range of services, including disease testing for presence of alternaria and various blackleg phenotypes. For the blackleg test, they scan seed for presence of the disease, and then, if required, run a PCR test to identify which virulent blackleg phenotypes are present.

BioVision Seed Labs (Grande Prairie)
Address: Suite C, 12803-100 St., Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4H3
Phone: Toll free 1-877-532-8889
Website: www.biovision.ca
Email: michele.kulba@biovision.ca
Offers a wide range of services, including disease testing for presence of alternaria and various blackleg phenotypes. For the blackleg test, they scan seed for presence of the disease, and then, if required, run a PCR test to identify which virulent blackleg phenotypes are present.

Discovery Seeds Lab (Saskatoon)
Address: 450 Melville St., Saskatoon SK  S7J 4M2
Phone:  306-249-4484
Website: www.seedtesting.com
Offers a wide range of seed quality testing, including disease testing for presence of blackleg (virulent or non-virulent), sclerotinia and alternaria on seed.

Integrity Seed Lab
Address: 1038 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, MB R3E 2G1
Phone: 204-774-1882
Email: g.green@integrityseedlab.com
Website: www.integrityseedlab.com
Germination and purity, as well as visual analysis for blackleg. Can also test a seed lot to see what percentage is Liberty Link or Roundup Ready.

Lendon Seeds
Address: 147 Hodsman Road, Regina SK  S4N 5W5
Phone: 306-585-7333
Website: www.lendonseeds.com
Email: lendon.seeds@gmail.com
Germination and purity, as well as blackleg, alternaria and sclerotinia.

Parkland Laboratories (Red Deer)
Address: 5410 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer AB  T4N 4B7
Phone: 403-342-0404
Website: www.parklandlabs.com
Email: walter@parklandlabs.com
Germination. Sends samples to collaborating lab for seed disease analysis.

Parkland Laboratories (Melville)
Address: Box 1630, 143 11th Ave W, Melville  SK  S0A 2P0
Phone: 306-728-3705
Email: mel.ev@sasktel.net
Germination only

Prairie Diagnostic Seed Lab
Address: 1105 Railway Ave., Weyburn SK S4H 3H5
Phone: 306 842-7375
Email: pdsl@sasktel.net
Germination and purity

Precision Seed Testing
Address: Box 210, Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0
Phone: 780-354-2259 or toll free 1-800-379-4804
Email: precisionseed@xplornet.com
Germination only

Seed Check Technologies
Address: #22, 5904B — 50th Street, Leduc, AB T9E 6J4
Phone: 780-980-8324
Website: www.seedcheck.net
Email: morgan@seedcheck.net
Germination and purity, as well as blackleg.

Seed Solutions Seed Lab
Address: Box 1420, Swift Current, SK S9H 3G6
Phone: 306-741-9309 or toll free 1-866-990-7333
Website: www.seedsolutionsseedlabs.com
Email: seedsolutions@xplornet.com
Germination and purity, as well as analysis for blackleg on seed.

20/20 Seed Labs (Nisku)
Address: 507 11th Ave, Nisku AB T9E 7N5
Phone: Toll free 1-877-420-2099
Website: www.2020seedlabs.ca
Germination and purity, and various other seed tests including blackleg and alternaria. Click here for the complete list: http://www.2020seedlabs.ca/testing-services

20/20 Seed Labs (Lethbridge)
Address: 3618 – 6th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5C4
Phone: Toll free 1-877-420-2099 ext. 181
Website: www.2020seedlabs.ca

20/20 Seed Labs (Winnipeg)
Address: 3487 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3V 1A4
Phone: 1-204-261-3755
Email: Shari Lafreniere at shari@2020seedlabs.ca
Website: www.2020seedlabs.ca
Germination and purity.

Disease diagnostic on plant tissue

A&L Laboratories
Address: 2136 Jetstream Rd, London, Ontario,  Canada  N5V 3P5
Phone: 519-457-2575 or toll free 1-855-837-8347
Website:
www.alcanada.com
Email: alcanadalabs@alcanada.com

Alberta Plant Health Lab
Crop Diversification Centre North
17507 Fort Road NW
Edmonton Alberta T5Y 6H3
Phone: 780-638-3999
Email: planthealthlab@gov.ab.ca

BDS Laboratories
Address: Box 363, Qu’Appelle SK S0G 4A0
Phone: 306-699-2679 or toll free 1-888-BDS-LABS
Website: www.bdslabs.com
Email: bds.laboratories@sasktel.net

BioVision Seed Labs (Edmonton)
Address: 7225B Roper Road, Edmonton, AB T6B 3J4
Phone: Toll free 1-800-952-5407
Website: www.biovision.ca
Email: biovision@biovision.ca

Crop Diagnostic Centre
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Address: 201-545 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5S6
Phone: 204-945-7707
Email: Mardi.Desjardins@gov.mb.ca

Crop Protection Laboratory
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Address: 346 McDonald Street, Regina SK S4N 6P6 (mail, courier or drop off samples)
Phone: 306-787-8130
Website: www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Crop_Protection_Lab
E-mail: croplab@gov.sk.ca
A completed Crop Protection Diagnostic Lab Form is required along with samples. The form is available for download from the website link above.

Discovery Seeds Lab
Address: 450 Melville St., Saskatoon SK  S7J 4M2
Phone: 306-249-4484
Website: www.seedtesting.com
Email: info@seedtesting.com
Please call for shipping instructions. Packaging and timing vary by disease.

20/20 Seed Labs
Address: 507 11th Ave, Nisku AB T9E 7N5
Phone: Toll free 1-877-420-2099
Website: www.2020seedlabs.ca
Tests for clubroot on the root and crown, and blackleg DNA on leaf tissue.

DNA analysis for clubroot

The following labs offer a soil and/or plant analysis for presence of clubroot DNA. Click here for more on clubroot testing as well as soil and plant sampling requirements.

A&L Laboratories
Address: 2136 Jetstream Rd, London, Ontario,  Canada  N5V 3P5
Phone: 519-457-2575 or toll free 1-855-837-8347
Website: www.alcanada.com
Email: alcanadalabs@alcanada.com

BioVision Seed Labs (Edmonton)
Address: Unit 310, 280 Portage Close, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2R6
Phone: Toll free 1-800-952-5407
Website: www.biovision.ca and specific link for this test.
Email: biovision@biovision.ca

Discovery Seeds Lab (Saskatoon)
Address: 450 Melville St., Saskatoon SK S7J 4M2
Phone:  306-249-4484
Website: www.seedtesting.com

Exova
Address: 7217 Roper Road NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 3J4
Phone: 780-438-5522

Plant Surveillance Initiative Lab
Address: 5A-1325 Markham Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 4J6
Phone: 204-813-2171
Email: info@mbpestlab.ca

20/20 Seed Labs (Nisku)
Address: 507 11th Ave, Nisku AB T9E 7N5
Phone: Toll free 1-877-420-2099 or 780-955-3435
Website: www.2020seedlabs.ca

Herbicide resistance test of weeds

Crop Protection Laboratory
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Address: 346 McDonald Street, Regina SK S4N 6P6 (mail, courier or drop off samples)
Phone: 306-787-8130
Website:
www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Crop_Protection_Lab
E-mail croplab@gov.sk.ca
Send in seeds from suspect weeds. When sending samples to the lab, a completed “herbicide resistance test form” is required. Find forms at the website above. The lab test weeds (mostly wild oats) for resistance to herbicides in Groups 1, 2 and Group 8; green foxtail (wild millet) for resistance to herbicides in Group 1 or 3, and any other type of weed seeds for Group 9 herbicide.

Ag-Quest
Address: Box 144, Minto, Manitoba R0K 1M0
Phone: 204-776-5554
Website: www.agquest.com
Ag-Quest will test weed seeds for most common herbicide groups, including Groups 9 and 10. The company runs assays in the winter only, so save suspect seed and send them in November. More details are available on this brochure.

Pest Surveillance Institute Lab
Address: 5A-1325 Markham Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 4J6
Phone: 204-813-2171′
Email: info@mbpestlab.ca
Website: http://www.mbpestlab.ca/
Manitoba’s PSI lab will do a DNA test for glyphosate-resistant kochia. Find sampling procedures here.

Herbicide carryover in soil

These labs test soil for herbicide residue. For example, if a grower thinks a crop may be suffering from group 2 carryover, the lab can test soil to confirm presence of a group 2 herbicide.

A&L Laboratories
Address: 2136 Jetstream Rd, London, Ontario,  Canada  N5V 3P5
Phone: 519-457-2575 or toll free 1-855-837-8347
Website:
www.alcanada.com
Email: alcanadalabs@alcanada.com
Specific information on which herbicides they test for is here.

AGAT Labs
Address: 2910 12 St. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7P7
Phone: Toll free 1-800-661-7174
Website: www.agatlabs.com/agri-foods/agricultural-analysis/index.cfm
The address and phone number given is for AGAT’s agriculture lab — called their “environmental” division — in Calgary. The company also has ag labs and sample drop off points in Edmonton, Red Deer and Grande Prairie

ALS Centre of Excellence
Address: 5424 97th Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C1
Phone: 1-780-391-2300
Email: alsex.Info@alsglobal.com
Website: ALS Centre of Excellence
You can also direct these samples through ALS locations in Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon, but it’s best to send them direct to Edmonton.

Exova
Address: 7217 Roper Road NW Edmonton, AB, T6B 3J4
Phone: 780-438-5522
Website: www.exova.ca
Email: americas@exova.com
Also has locations in Calgary, Grand Prairie and Lloydminster.

Pesticide residue in plant tissue

If growers have damaged plants and suspect pesticide residue or drift, these labs will test plant tissue for suspect herbicides.

A&L Laboratories
Address: 2136 Jetstream Rd, London, Ontario,  Canada  N5V 3P5
Phone: 519-457-2575 or toll free 1-855-837-8347
Website:
www.alcanada.com
Email: alcanadalabs@alcanada.com

AGAT Labs
Address: 2910 12 St. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7P7
Phone: Toll free 1-800-661-7174
Website: www.agatlabs.com/agri-foods/agricultural-analysis/index.cfm
The address and phone number given is for AGAT’s agriculture lab — called their “environmental” division — in Calgary. The company also has ag labs and sample drop off points in Edmonton, Red Deer and Grande Prairie

ALS Centre of Excellence
Address: 5424 97th Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C1
Phone: 1-780-391-2300
Email: alsex.Info@alsglobal.com
Website: ALS Centre of Excellence
You can also direct these samples through ALS locations in Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon, but it’s best to send them direct to Edmonton.

Exova
Address: 7217 Roper Road NW Edmonton, AB, T6B 3J4
Phone: 780-438-5522
Website: www.exova.ca
Email: americas@exova.com
Also has locations in Calgary, Grand Prairie and Lloydminster.

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