Crop Testing

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. Foliar nematodes from plant material (excluding bulbs)

    Many plant species are susceptible to infection by foliar parasitic nematodes, leaf and bulb nematodes (Aphelenchoides spp.) and stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci).

  2. Strawberry crown rot (Phytophthora Cactorum) in plants (Symptomatic)
    This test is for symptomatic plants to confirm the presence of strawberry crown rot (Phytiphthora Cactorum) within your sample.
  3. Strawberry black spot (Collectotrichum acutatum) in plants (Non-symptomatic)
    This test is for screening non-symptomatic specimens to confirm/exclude the presence of Strawberry black spot within your sample.
  4. Strawberry wilt (Verticillium dahliae) in plants (symptomatic)
    This test is for symptomatic plants to confirm the presence of strawberry wilt (Verticillium Dahliae) within your sample.
  5. Diagnose my Fungal Problem
    We understand that every case is different and often you may not know the likely cause of the problem. For these cases we offer an examination of your sample by our crop health experts to assess the most probable cause.
  6. Strawberry red core (Phytophthora fragariae) in plants (Symptomatic)
    This test for symptomatic plants to confirm the presence of strawberry red core (Phytophthora Fragariae) within your sample.
  7. DNA sequencing of 16S rDNA or housekeeping genes
    DNA sequencing of 16S rDNA or housekeeping genes can be performed to identify bacterial isolates to a species or pathovar level. Testing can be performed on fresh isolates sent in to our labs or as an additional service to identify bacteria isolated from a sample sent in for testing.
  8. Fatty Acid Profiling
    Fatty Acid Profiling (FAP) is used to identify bacterial isolates and is accredited to UKAS ISO17025 standards. The profiles generated are compared against commercially available FAP libraries as well as our own in-house libraries generated using isolates from the National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB).
  9. Diagnose My Crop Problem
    We understand that every case is different and often you may not know the likely cause of the problem. For these cases we offer an examination of your sample by our crop health experts to assess the most probable cause.
  10. Strawberry tarsonemid mite (Phytonemus pallidus subsp. fragariae)
    Rapid identification of strawberry Tarsonemid Mites (Phytonemus pallidus fragariae) within your plant samples.
  11. Angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae) - Option 2
    Angular leaf spot is a disease in strawberries caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas fragariae.
  12. Angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae) - Option 1

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

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