High populations of nematodes in any soil will reduce or destroy the crop’s ability to
absorb much needed nutrients, and can be a major cause of poor crop performance. In any production system
nematode analysis will provide vital information to the performance of a specific crop and may be critical
in planning crop rotations. A&L Canada has complete comprehensive nematode analysis capabilities with a full
time nematologist on staff.
The Berry Patch web page by A&L Canada (Greg Patterson) is an interactive web site for
small fruit growers. This web site deals with production information and Nutrition of Strawberries, Raspberries
A Newsletter on production of these crops will be placed on this web site on a regular basis
that will take the grower through the different nutritional requirements and specific production techniques at
the various stages of growth. Each newsletter will contain current research information and techniques in
growing small fruit that will deal with yield and quality issues of these crops.
The Newsletters will be written by a number of authors, however the majority of the information
will be written by Greg Patterson who has over 20 years experience in small fruit nutrition and production
Agdia is no stranger to understanding how confidence can impact your business. Customers
must be confident they are buying quality products; otherwise, they will look for alternatives. In order to
ensure customers receive a quality product, the supplier must be confident that they have all the tools
necessary to produce it.
In the case of crop production, plant disease can have negative impacts on both a grower’s
confidence and their reputation. Since 1981, Agdia has been dedicated to helping growers manage plant disease
through early and routine diagnosis of plant pathogens. Today, we are the leading provider of plant disease
diagnostics in the industry with a comprehensive line of testing products that are used world-wide.
We realize you have options when it comes to diagnostic providers. If you want to work with a
testing provider that was built and has grown on the principle of confidence, test with Agdia. No matter whom
you test with, test early and routinely to help minimize the harmful impacts of plant disease.
All ImmunoStrips Test Kits (ISK)
include buffer filled mesh bags needed to complete the test and are offered in sizes of 5 and 25 tests.
A&L Biologicals now offers Solvita Technology for testing soil health assays, which offer
the field of biological respiration testing, combining it with a perspective on gaseous emissions to provide a
truly practical and realistic indicator of the behavior and properties of composts, soils and feedstuffs as they
affect end use. Solvita has advanced across several markets and is inspiring researchers and growers in new ways
to gauge the quality of their products.
Plant analysis is an important nutrient management tool. Monitoring of plant nutrient
levels at critical crop growth stages through the growing season can help identify potential and existing
nutritional problems that can affect crop quality and yield.
In addition to our standard tissue program, we
are pleased to offer a special Plant Monitoring Program (PMP)
5 Ways "Knowing Plant Monitoring" Pays
1. Evaluate your anticipated cropping plans prior to the growing season and select the fields to be monitored
with the PMP.
2. Enroll fields in the PMP by completing and submitting a PMP Enrollment Form.
3. A unique Plant Monitoring ID (PMID) is assigned for each field.
4. Plant samples are submitted with a PMP Submittal Form.
5. Sample analyses are reported on our special PMP Report Form.
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. provides a wide variety of analytical testing for HEMP
under the Cannabis Act and Hemp regulations Canada. A&L Canada services are intended to support Hemp
producers in growing a healthy, productive and profitable crop.
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. is a Health Canada licensed testing facility, Certified
ISO 17025 and SCC accredited GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)
A&L Canada Laboratories will be closed on July 1st,
A&L Canada Laboratories Response to COVID-19
March 17, 2020
To our Valued Clients and Community Stakeholders
For A&L Canada Laboratories there is no higher priority to us then the safety of our
customers, employees and communities which we serve. The novel coronavirus
(COVID-19) has impacted all of us in some way and we continue to monitor the
situation very closely.
Through guidance from the respective authorities we have taken action towards the
safety of our customers and employees. As such, we have equipped our laboratory and
offices with additional cleaning supplies, disinfectant wipes, and sanitizers. All
our employees have been advised to follow a safety protocol of regular handwashing,
ongoing cleaning of surfaces, and avoiding physical contact. In the event a staff
member feels unwell, we are asking such employees to stay home and seek appropriate
medical attention according to the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines
For clients bringing samples to the lab, we encourage using the drop box or
delivering to the front foyer of the office. Shipping by courier remains a very good
means of delivering samples and minimizing physical proximity with others.
In the meantime, our facilities will continue to remain open and
available to serve your needs through these challenging times. We value our
relationship with you and are doing all we can to support the safety and well-being
of our customers and staff.