Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Guidelines and Forms for Submitting Samples to the Crop Lab

The accuracy of our laboratory's diagnosis of your sample is dependent on the quality of the sample submitted and the inclusion of relevant information. Below are some tips on how to collect, package and submit specimens.

Notes (For all samples submitted)

  • Never add water to the samples or the packaging as this will result in rotting or saprophytic growth. (The only exception is for disease samples where viral causal agents are suspected. For specimens of this nature the sample needs to be maintained in as fresh a state as possible. For above-ground parts showing symptoms, wrap individual parts between lightly moistened paper towels and ship to the lab as quickly as possible.)
  • If possible avoid sending in fresh specimens over the weekend to prevent decay in shipping.
  • A sample cannot be too large but it can be too small. See forms for sample size information.
  • The information about the sample may be as significant as the sample itself so provide as much information as possible.
  • Remember to complete and include the correct sample form available on this website. Samples cannot be tested without a completed form. Both form and sample should be submitted together.

Note: Individual sample forms and payment options have changed. Please use the current forms to facilitate proper processing.

Call us at 306-787-8130 or email at if there are any questions. It is better to inquire before submitting the sample, rather than risk impairing the value of the sample.

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve