Soil and Tissue Services

BioVision offers reliable diagnostic services for Clubroot and Aphanomyces testing in soil and in root tissue. We know the impact these diseases have on soil and crops, so we provide high quality, replicated tests to ensure you get your results in a timely manner.

In-depth Soil and Tissue Testing Information: Phone 1-800-952-5401 or Text 1-587-801-1313

Soil Analysis:

  • Clubroot - PCR & qPCR
  • Aphanomyces  - PCR
  • Soil Seed Analysis -  quantifies seed presence (weeds and crop species)

Tissue Analysis:

  • Clubroot - Canola Root Tissue- PCR
  • Aphanomyces - Pulse Crop Root Tissue- PCR

Sample Requirements: Please send in approximately 500g (2 cups) of soil for testing or the roots from suspected plants. Please ensure plant tissue is couriered overnight if possible.

Processing: Standard turnaround is 7 business days.  Rush is available upon request.

Containers: Soil testing containers and sample bags are available from BioVision at no charge, contact us at 1-800-952-5407.

Additional Resources: BioVision Technical Bulletins are available in our Resources section of the website.

View Cluboot survey results and agronomy here.

View the 2016 Alberta Aphanomyces survey results here.

Read about Root Rot in Western Canada in peas and lentils here. 

Clubroot Chain of Custody Form

Download the Chain of Custody Form when submitting samples for clubroot analysis. 


Aphanomyces Chain of Custody Form

Download the Chain of Custody Form when submitting samples for Aphanomyces analysis.                      



BioVision Seed Labs is the leading Canadian agriculture laboratory, partnered with the seed and grain industry, farmers, agricultural & agronomy research organizations, life science and crop protection companies to meet top quality assurance and certification testing. We are lab specialists and experts in a variety of seeds and grains including cereals, pulses, oilseeds, forages, grasses, and specialty crops across Canada. We offer cost effective grade analysis services, varietal identification, and seed testing for physical purity, germination, disease and vigor testing. Grading and diagnostics are critical for crop production, maximum yield, plant growth and best agronomic field results.

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