Please use the following guidelines when submitting samples to be tested
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Please use our our ‘3-Step Process’ when submitting samples to be tested.
We provide testing on seeds, plants and soil. Select the type of sample below that you are submitting for sample collection instructions.
The table below outlines the type of seed test and required sampling amount needed for each test. Be sure to follow the 4 steps indicated to collect your sample.
The sampling cards below outline the steps to collect your required plant samples for testing.
The sampling cards below outline the steps to collect your required soil samples for testing.
Select the testing services you will require from the pricing schedule below, then choose how you want submit your sample:
Option 1:Submit your sample online:
Option 2:Write Your customer number and sample details on the sample bag and prepare the sample for shipping or drop-off.
20/20 Seed Labs, Inc.507-11 AvenueNisku, AB T9E 7N5Toll Free: 1-877-420-2099
20/20 Seed Labs, Inc.3489 Pembina HwyWinnipeg, MB R3V 1A4Toll Free: 1-866-540-7333
There is a locked and secure after hours drop off box in front of both the Nisku, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba 20/20 Seed Labs offices. Please leave your samples in the drop off box if you are dropping off a sample on the weekends, a statutory holiday, or after 4:30 p.m. on a weekday.
3895-9th Avenue NorthLethbridge, AlbertaT1H 6G8Phone: 1-403-327-7070
3510-6th Avenue NorthLethbridge, AlbertaT1H 5C3Phone: 1-403-328-1133
Hwy #3, 2.5km East of Barnwell, AlbertaBox 4690, Taber, AlbertaT1G 2E1Phone: 1-403-223-1325
Please submit the correct sample size for the test required.
Germination and Vigour TestsMost tests of this type require approximately 250 grams or 1 cup of seed. For very large seeds such as some types of peas or beans, up to twice as much seed may be required.
Disease and Seed Health TestsThe quantity of seed for most disease testing is the same as a germination test. Some tests with special requirements may require larger amounts of seed.
Purity TestsTest volumes for purity and % pure seed vary with crop type and are available on the purity weight form.
Rhizobia TestSmall seeded legumes require a 1 cup sample. Large seeded legumes require a minimum 2 cup sample. Inoculant, loose peat, granules, and liquid should be tested in the original sealed container size.
Canadian Seed Institute SamplesFollow the CSI instructions for the crop type and the weight to be submitted. Example: Wheat, Purity = a minimum of 1 kg of seed.
APHIS SamplesQuantities of seed to be tested for an APHIS certificate for export to the US vary with crop type. Please contact us for the correct volume required.
Soil SamplesWe test soil for clubroot and for a weed check analysis. It is preferable to have a minimum 2 cup or 1 kg sample size.
Plant SpecimensRoot samples for clubroot analysis should have only one plant per bag and other plant or leaf samples should contain an adequate amount for representation of the tissue. Please pack fresh samples with moist paper towel and drop off at lab or ship by overnight courier only. Pack in a cooler with ice packs if possible. Do not allow sample to contact ice directly.
FLAX / TRIFFID TestsThis test requires either 1 or 2 kg of seed. Please CLICK HERE to use the FLAX SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORM for all samples and to confirm the exact amount of seed required.
If you’re still unsure of the sample size required for your test, please contact us.
Printed Sample Bags
20/20 Seed Labs Inc. provides printed sample bags to all of our customers so they may submit samples with all the information clearly noted. As well, you can use packaging or bags from other labs if necessary.
Some samples require special packaging to ensure the sample’s integrity is not compromised during shipping. Please determine if your sample may require any of the following procedures to keep the sample in proper condition.
For samples that need to remain cool during shipping, such as seed or inoculant samples for rhizobia testing.
Heavy-duty Sealed Poly Bags
Samples requiring moisture testing should be in a container that will reduce the risk of moisture loss that could cause a change in the sample quality from time of shipping to the time of testing.
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Submit Your Sample by Mail
20/20 Seed Labs Inc. receives shipments from all couriers, bus and mail services on a daily basis. You should determine the best method of shipping your samples to ensure it meets your requirements for timeliness and sample integrity upon arrival. We process all samples on arrival and customers with a user name and login can monitor the status of their sample online to determine when it arrived, estimated completion date and check test results.
Submit Your Sample In-Person
You may bring your samples directly to our lab, or the after hours drop-off slot. Please call if you have any questions:
Toll Free: 1-877-420-2099
In Alberta:20/20 Seed Labs Inc.507 – 11th AveNisku, Alberta, CanadaT9E 7N5
In Manitoba:20/20 Seed Labs Inc.3489 Pembina HwyWinnipeg, MB R3V 1A4Phone: 1-204-261-3755