By Scott Hartley PAg., Manager, Crop Protection Laboratory Regina
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s Crop Protection Laboratory has moved. The new location is 1610 Park Street in Regina, S4N 2G1. The Lab is open and samples can be submitted.
The dry and relatively cool conditions have affected sample submissions to the Crop Protection lab. As of the end of May 2020, sample submissions have included issues with shelter belts, fruit crops and weed identification.
The lab primarily deals with crop commercial production, including plant disease diagnosis, insect identification and weed identification on a fee basis. "Home and garden" sample submissions are also accepted.
Herbicide resistance testing is complete from the 2019 samples submitted. Check your emails for results of completed herbicide resistance testing.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, the lab is following health guidelines to reduce potential exposure to clients and staff. Please complete a sample submission form and include it in the sample submission. Depending on the sample request, the various forms and information are available on the lab's webpage.
Plant disease, insect and weed samples can be submitted through the following:
- By sending it through Canada Post or a courier;
- Via the drop-off box at our new location at 1610 Park Street; or
- By walking it in to the lab. Call 306-787-8130 for building access.
For more information, please contact the Crop Protection Lab at 306-787-8130 or by email.