Soft Rotting Bacteria (average tuber inoculum load)

SKU
PO0002
£105.00
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Soft Rotting Bacteria (average tuber inoculum load)
  • Minimum Sample
    100 Tubers
  • Minimum no. of samples required
    1
  • Standard Turnaround
    10 working days

Blackleg and soft rots pose a serious threat to British potato production and vigilance is required to prevent its introduction and spread.

Bacterial soft rot is known to cause a greater loss of produce than any other known bacterial disease. It can cause heavy losses in stored potatoes if not properly managed. This in turn can provide significant financial implications if not managed correctly.

Fera's plant experts can quickly determine the average tuber inoculum load of soft rotting bacteria in your sample.

When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Crop health team (crophealth@fera.co.uk) who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

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More Information

A number of bacterial pathogens are capable of causing rots of potato tubers, most importantly during storage of the crop. The pathogen found most frequently in the UK is Pectobacterium carotovorum , but Pectobacterium atrosepticum and Dickeya species may also be involved.Tuber rotting can also develop following infection by the quarantine organisms Ralstonia solanacearum (brown rot) and Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (ring rot). The majority of growers will, hopefully, never see either of these diseases, but should be aware of their symptoms.


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Detail

Specification

Parameters Tested

Bacterial

Matrices

Potatoes

Minimum Sample

100 Tubers

Turnaround Time

10 working days

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