Other Services

Communities in Bloom
Horticultural Research Centre of New Brunswick
Arboretum and Horticultural Science Department
Horticultural Research Institiute
Pest Diagnostic Clinic
Technical Institute of Agriculture
Saskatchewan Horticultural Information Service
HortInfo Services
Soil Testing Labs in Canada

Communities in Bloom


Horticultural Research Centre of New Brunswick

Hoyt, NB, E0G 2B0
Testing, research facility, also have trial gardens

Arboretum & Hort. Science Department

Ontario Ag. College
University of Guelph, Guelph, On, N1G 2W1
Technical & research facility, plant id and display gardens

Horticultural Research Institute

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Vineland Station, On, L0R 2E0
Technical & reseach facility, plant id and display gardens

Pest Diagnostic Clinic

Guelph Ag. Centre
Guelph, On,
519-767-6256 (call before sending in sample)

Technical Institute of Agriculture

Box 40,
Ste-Hyacinthe, Quebec, J2S 7B2
Technical & research facility, plant id.

Saskatchewan Horticultural Information Service

51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8

HortInfo Services

"Your Plant Information Specialists"

Dedicated to solving your plant problems

On-Site Evaluation:

  • Yard inspections can be scheduled to examine plant problems and answer questions all at one time.
  • A written report is provided with each consultation.
  • Suggested control measures including alternatives to pesticides and safe use of chemicals are provided.
  • Follow-up evaluation is available.
  • Lab referrals can be arranged.

Mail-In Service:
For convenience, plant samples are accepted through the mail.
Identification of insect and disease problems and a written report with recommended control measures is included.
Identification of plant material is also available.

Phone Service:
Have a question about plants?
Advice on a wide range of horticultural problems and topics.

Other Services:

  • Workshops/courses for small and large groups.
  • Customized training.
  • featurearticles
  • Technical writing

HortInfo Services is

Gail Rankin

Graduate of the U of A (B.Sc. Botany)
Started the Horticulture Extension Program with the City of Edmonton at Muttart Conservatory.
Sessional Lecturer in Horticulture, Botany and Plant Science at the U of A.

Pam North

Graduate of the U of A (B.Sc. Agr. Specializing in Horticulture).
Extension Horticulturist with the Alberta Tree Nursery and Horticulture Centre for 7 years.
Taught numerous courses for the Muttart Conservatory, Devonian Botanic Garden and many community groups.
Has written the Gardening Calendar for the Edmonton Journal.

HortInfo Fee Schedule

On-Site Evaluation $45.00 per hour (travel time extra)
Mail-In Service $20.00 first sample plus $10.00 for each additional sample
Phone Service $5.00 minimum charge for first 5 minutes plus $1.00/minute thereafter (by Visa)

Box 38088
Capilano RPO
Edmonton, Alberta
T6A 3Y6
Phone 403-944-1845

Soil Testing Labs in Canada

British Columbia

MB Labs

10115 McDonald Park Road
Sidney, B.C.

Phone: (250) 656-1334

Pacific Soil Analysis

#5 - 11720 Voyager Way,
Richmond, B.C.
Phone: (604) 273-8226

Soilcon Labs

275 - 11780 River Road
Richmond, B.C.
Phone: (604) 278-5535

Norwest Labs

104-19575-55A Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 8P3
Phone (1.800.889.1433)
Fax 604.514.3323


Norwest Labs

7217 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3J4
Phone (780) 438-5522


Norwest Labs

1357 Dugald Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0H3
Phone (204) 982-8630


Les Laboratoires A & L Du Canada

465 3e Rang Nord
Saint Charles Sur Richelieu, Quebec J0H 2G0
Phone 514-584-2151

New Brunswick

Laboratory for Forest Soils & Environmental Quality

H.J. Flemming Forestry Center
University of New Brunswick R R 10
Fredericton, NB E3B 6H6
Phone 506-453-4507

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture & Marketing

Plant Industry Branch
Box 550
Truro, NS B2N 5E3
Fax 902-893-0244
Phone 902-893-6642

Prince Edward Island

Les Laboratoires A&L Du Canada Inc.

465 3e Rang Nord
Saint Charles sur Richelieu, Quebec J0H 2G0
Phone 514-584-2151

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