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Crop Testing
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If you are unsure what kind of tests you need, we can help you diagnose your crop using our plant diagnosis techniques.

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  1. Angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae) - Option 2
    Angular leaf spot is a disease in strawberries caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas fragariae.
  2. Angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae) - Option 1

    A latent test for a bacterial disease affecting strawberries caused by Xanthomonas fragariae.

  3. Crown Gall Disease (Tumor-Inducing Plasmid) Testing
    A test for Rhizobium radiobacter (formerly known as Agrobacterium tumefaciens), which is responsible for crown gall disease in plants. The bacterium enters the plant through wounds in roots or stems and stimulates disorganised tissue growth, producing swollen galls.
  4. Soft Rotting Bacteria (average tuber inoculum load)
    This test provides a total count of soft rotting bacteria in potato tubers.
  5. Identify my Insect or Mite
    We understand that every case is different and with our wealth of experience you have come to the right place to identify your insect you may have found in your imports.
  6. Potato brown rot & ring rot (Official EU Protocol) - Ralstonia solanacearum & Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus
    This test is to detect the presence of Ring Rot and Brown Rot in potato tubers.
  7. Soft rotting bacteria (Total count and Identification of Pectobacterium / Dickeya species)
    Blackleg is caused by a number of pectolytic bacteria, including Pectobacterium and Dickeya species, that have the ability to breakdown plant cell walls. It is a disease which affects all sectors of the UK potato industry.
  8. Scab testing: powdery (Spongospora) & common (Streptomyces)
    Powdery and Common scab both are potato blemish diseases that cause unsightly scab like blemishes on the tubers which in turn result in the tubers being rejected or downgraded.
  9. Tuber blemish diseases: visual assessment (% coverage)
    Our experts undertake a detailed visual assessment of your samples to report a percentage coverage of various tuber blemish diseases including: silver scurf, black scurf, skin spot, scab and black dot
  10. Tomato root mat disease (Root-inducing plasmid) testing
    A test for Tomato Root Mat Disease caused by Rhizobium rhizogenes, a gram-negative soil bacterium that contains root-inducing (Ri) plasmids which can lead to over-abundant growth of roots in tomatoes and cucumbers.
  11. Potato wash water test - Total count of soft rotting bacteria (Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp.)
    An overall count of soft rotting bacteria in potato wash water.
  12. Bacterial spot - Xanthomonas spp. - tomato or pepper
    Test to detect Xanthomonas spp. (Xanthomonas euvesicatoria, Xanthomonas gardeneri, Xanthomonas perforans and Xanthomonas vesicatoria) in tomato and sweet pepper seeds

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