Plants infected become stunted with less growth and smaller fruit.
This test is for screening non-symptomatic specimens to confirm/exclude the presence of strawberry black spot within your sample.
The test requires the oldest living petiole taken from 300 plants. They should ideally be 2-3cm long from the base. (Samples with petioles longer than 2-3cm or with the leaf still attached may incur an extra preparation charge of £16).
When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Crop health team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.
Standard Turnaround Time
|10-14 working days|
LOD (limit of detection)
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