Water Bait Test (Phytophthora and Pythium)

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Standard Price per sample £135.00
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Water Bait Test (Phytophthora and Pythium)
  • Method Used
    Water baits followed by fungal incubation and identification
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    14 working days

Identification of Phytophthora and Pythium from water. Both are parasitic fungus-like microorganisms that cause diseases such as root rot on a wide range of plant species.

Highlights any potential contamination within your irrigation system, which can in turn help safeguard your crops against disease. Both Phytophthora and Pythium are capable of causing extensive economic damage. Both cause root rot, where newly emerging seedlings are killed.

Water bait samples followed by fungal incubation and identification to give a detailed assessment of each sample.

To ensure our analysis is accurate we require all samples to be received within 24 hours of sampling.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

Download the sample submission form here

More Information

Closely related to Phytophthora, Pythium species also attack the roots and stems of a range of ornamental plants. Whilst generally less damaging than Phytophthora, Pythium can nonetheless be troublesome, particularly on seedlings, cuttings, bedding plants and pot plants.

Download the Pythium Factsheet

Phytophthora diseases can be very damaging to many plants and a particular problem in ornamental horticulture. There are in excess of 100 different species of Phytophthora, and whilst the host range will vary between species, most are capable of attacking a wide range of plants.

Download the Phytophthora Factsheet

Water Bait Test (Phytophthora and Pythium)

Subtotal £135.00

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