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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Gangrene Latent Test
    A latent test for gangrene, a slow growing fungal disease of stored potatoes, caused by Boeremia foveata.
  4. 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.
  5. Brassica virus screening (3 virus screen)
    Tests to identify 3 viruses found to mostly affect plants in the cabbage (Brassicaceae) family, which includes Turnips and Cauliflower.
  6. 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.
  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. Chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVd)
    Test to identify Chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVd) within your plant sample. This viroid is known to cause stunting and premature flowering within some cultivars.
  9. Strawberry tarsonemid mite (Phytonemus pallidus subsp. fragariae)
    Rapid identification of strawberry Tarsonemid Mites (Phytonemus pallidus fragariae) within your plant samples.
  10. Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae - Carrot seed
    Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae, more commonly known as the bacterial blight of carrot.
  11. Bacterial canker - Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis - Seed
    Detection of the pathogenic bacteria Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in tomato seeds.
  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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