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.
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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.
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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.
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