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. Plant-parasitic nematodes in seed (including stem nematode)
    Test to identify plant-parasitic nematodes in seed (including stem nematode).
  2. 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
  3. Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii - maize seeds
    Test for bacterial wilt caused by the bacterium Pantoea stewartii in Maize seeds.
  4. Pospiviroid screen
    A PCR screen to identify the presence of a number of popsiviroids in symptomatic plants/leaves including Potato spindle tuber viroid, Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid, and Columnea latent viroid.
  5. Black Rot - Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris - Brassica
    Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, more commonly known as black rot, can be found across a range of host plants, infecting all cultivated Brassicas. This includes cabbage, cauliflower and mustard varieties.
  6. Halo blight seed test - Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola - bean
    Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola, is a pathogenic bacterium responsible for Halo Blight in a range of bean species.
  7. 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).

  8. Bacterial canker - Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis - Seed
    Detection of the pathogenic bacteria Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in tomato seeds.
  9. Tomato virus diagnosis screening
    Screen for a range of tomato viruses on symptomatic plant material via ELISA.
  10. Cyst Nematodes (including PCN and BCN): extraction from soil

    An ISO accredited test for the extraction and identification of potato cyst nematode (PCN) species Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida from soil.

  11. Bean blight seed test - Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli
    Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli, more commonly known as Bean Blight. It produces similar symptoms on leaves, pods, stems and seeds.
  12. 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.

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