Soil, Leaf & Water Services
SGS has the latest technologies and state-of-the-art laboratories for every phase of the agricultural production cycle. We also test prior to remediation or restoration, to assist with benchmarking and areas of focus for amending. Our Guelph laboratory has various accreditations, building upon our commitment to precision. For plant tissue, our testing methods are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited by Standards Council of Canada, plus our soil nutrient testing is accredited by OMAFRA. Ensuring compliance with industry standards, we also participate in the North American Proficiency Testing Program for plant tissue and soil analysis.
Pathology Services Pathology diagnostic services of soil, media, water, root & plant tissue impacts cropping and sanitation practices in agriculture, greenhouse, construction and remedial activities. We offer single species confirmation services as well as DNA Multiscans.
Nutrient Services Laboratory analysis plays a key role in managing nutrients for field crops and identifying amendments for remediation. SGS can assist growers and restoration companies by providing the nutrient, physical, and chemistry specifications necessary for management decisions.
Water Services for Irrigation Management Agricultural water testing builds data points to improve irrigation usage and monitor nutrients.
1) Pathology Services
Soil & Media: Clubroot (PCR, qPCR), Aphanomyces (PCR), Aphanomyces plus Fusarium (PCR), Basic MultiScan (31 fungal pathogens), Diagnostic MultiScan (70 fungal pathogens)
Leaf, Stem & Root Tissue: Clubroot (PCR), Aphanomyces (PCR), Blackleg Race (KASP SNIP), Bacterial Leaf Streak (PCR), Basic Multiscan (31 fungal pathogens), Diagnostic MultiScan (70 fungal pathogens), Virus Testing also available.
Water: Basic Multiscan (30 pathogens)
2) Nutrient Services
Soil and Media: Nutrient. We have packages designed for eastern and western soil types. Let us know where you farm!
Leaf Tissue: Basic and Complete nutrient packages
Nitrate-N, Ammonium-N, P, K, Sulfate-S, Mg, Ca, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, B, Chloride, pH, Organic Matter %, Electrical Conductivity (total salts), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), K:Mg ratio, Base Saturation.
3) Water Services for Irrigation Management
Irrigation Water: Test values are also converted to pounds of nutrient per acre-inch. Also suitable for Spray Water Testing.
Nutrients, pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total hardness, Bicarbonates, Sodium, Total Dissolved Solids