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Crop Protection Lab

By: Faye Dokken-Bouchard, PAg, Crop Protection Laboratory

Did you notice your Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency looked a little bit different this year? It was done in an effort to put the most important information on the first page, apply a consistent look across all correspondence and make it easy to find what you’re looking for. The Crop Protection Laboratory has the same thing in mind when it comes to our laboratory reports. This year, our reports will have a standard appearance (see image below).

In order for the samples to be tracked and diagnosed properly, our forms (also new and improved) need to be filled out properly. This will ensure the reports are also clear and sent to the right person (and the invoices are sent to the right person, if different from the submitter). Our Disease ID form, Weed/Plant ID form and Insect ID form are all available online.

Please also note that our fees have changed!

We are still conducting Dutch Elm Disease (DED) testing at the Crop Protection Lab, as well.

Finally, you may notice a few familiar faces around the lab, as well as some new faces. Here is an introduction to the staff at the Crop Protection Lab.

Faye Dokken-Bouchard
Faye Dokken-Bouchard started as the Crop Protection Lab Manager in April.
Faye was the Provincial Plant Disease Specialist for eight years and long-time editor for Crop Production News.
Andrea Wilyman
We also welcome Andrea (Andie) Wilyman as a summer student as our as our Lab Administrative Assistant.

Bijaya Aryal
Bijaya (Biju) Aryal also returned as this year’s Plant Health Technician, covering Margaret (Maggi) Bruce’s maternity leave. She previously worked at the lab as our Lab Administrative Assistant and as a Plant Health Technician.
Alicia Mah
Alicia Mah, our DED Technician, is returning for her third turn as a summer student at the lab. She was DED Technician in 2015 and our Administrative Summer Technician in 2014.

Tracey Sliva continues to be one of our Plant Health Technicians, as she has been for the last two years.

We are looking forward to a great year at the lab!

Crop and Irrigation Branch

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