Welcome to SGS Crop Science Canada! Reach us at 1.800.265.7175 for Soil, Greenhouse, Forage, Feed, Silage, Water.
Reach us at 1.800.952.5407 for Seed (Domestic, Export, Import), Seed & Soil Pathology, REGAL, Seed Chemistry.
All other testing call 1.905.364.3771.

Greenhouse & Verticle Farming Services

SGS understands how analysis plays a critical role in greenhouse management. Whether balancing nutrients in water/solution, identifying deficiencies in plant tissue, or monitoring potential plant pathogens, SGS can assist greenhouse operators by providing the measurements necessary for productivity. Our Guelph laboratory has various accreditations, building upon our commitment to accuracy. For plant tissue, our testing methods are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited by Standards Council of Canada. Ensuring compliance with industry standards, we also participate in the North American Proficiency Testing Program for plant tissue analysis. We also help contractors evaluate soil for green rooftop environments.

Water & Nutrient Solution Analysis Our Water Complete package aids in the development of customized mixes to enhance crop development, whereas our Solution Complete package provides confirmation of the mixed fertigated water.

Media Analysis Analysis of the growing media is a critical step in developing a robust fertility program for the target crop.

Plant Tissue Analysis Plant tissue analysis is a tool to monitor nutrition and diagnose deficiencies.

DNA Pathogen Scan Early diagnosis of pathogens lend to risk management strategies. Learn more on this advancing diagnostic tool.

1) Water & Nutrient Solution Analysis

Complete Solution: pH, EC, nitrate-N, P, K, Ca, Na, chloride, sulphate, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, B, Si, Mo, ammonium-nitrogen, bicarbonate

Complete Water: pH, EC, nitrate-N, P, K, Ca, Na, chloride, sulphate, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, B, Si, Mo, total hardness, bicarbonate, total dissolved solids

2) Media Analysis

Basic: pH, EC, NO3, P, K, Ca, Mg, S04, Na, CL

Complete: pH, EC, NO3, P, K, Ca, Mg, S04, Na, CL, NH4, Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, B, Mo, Al

3) Plant Tissue Analysis

Basic: N, P, K, Mg, Ca

Complete: N, P, K, Mg, Ca, S, Zn, Cu, Fe, B

4) DNA Pathogen Scan

Basic Scan: Best used to monitor the 31 most common pathogens (Pythium, Phytophora, Verticillium)

Diagnostic Scan: Best suited as a diagnostic tool, detecting 70 species and sub-species fungal pathogens.

5) Green Roof Packages

Rooftop Substrate: Sand fraction, bulk density, water content, total pore space, maximum water capacity, air filled porosity, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, organic matter, largest grain size

Physical Properties: Total porosity, total air space, water holding capacity, bulk density, moisture

6) Fertilizer Confirmation

N, P205, K20

7) Compost Analysis

Compost I Package

Compost II Package

8) Microbiological Testing

Microbiological Tests: Coliform, E.coli, Faecal Coliform, Listeria, Faecal Streptococcus, Salmonella

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