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. Colletotrichum spp. test on Lupin seed (1200 Seeds)

    A quantitative test to detect the presence or absence of the genus Colletotrichum spp. in Lupin Seeds.

  2. Pospiviroid seed testing package (1500 seeds)

    Pospiviroid positives detected by real time RT-PCR (TaqMan) are tested by RT-PCR and sequencing to try to identify and confirm the pospiviroid.

  3. Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) seed testing package (1500 seeds)

    Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) effects tomato, pepper and other solanaceous hosts. Symptoms include stunting, severe yellowing and distortion of the leaves. PSTVd is seed transmitted. 1500 seeds are tested for Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) by real time RT-PCR (TaqMan). However, this TaqMan assay also detects Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid (TCDVd), Mexican papita viroid (MPVd) and Tomato planta macho viroid (TPMVd).

  4. Identification and confirmation of pospiviroid seed positive

    Pospiviroid positives detected by real time RT-PCR (TaqMan) are tested by RT-PCR and sequencing to try to identify and confirm the pospiviroid.

  5. 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.
  6. Additional pospiviroid seed testing (1500 seeds)

    Pospiviroid positives detected by real time RT-PCR (TaqMan) are tested by RT-PCR and sequencing to try to identify and confirm the pospiviroid - this is a supplementary test to our standard Pospiviroid seed testing package.

  7. Detection of Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN): extraction from soil (1kg Soil)

    An ISO accredited test for the extraction and identification of potato cyst nematodes(PCN) to genus, 1kg of soil.

  8. Monitoring of Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN): extraction from soil (400g Soil)

    An ISO accredited test for the extraction and isolation of potato cyst nematodes species (PCN) from known infested fields, as part of management practices. Identification of cyst nematodes to genus, 400g of soil.

  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Alternaria spp. Seed Test

    Test to detect the presence or absence of the genus Alternaria in Seeds.

    A quantitative test is available on request.

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