Soft rotting bacteria (Total count and Identification of Pectobacterium / Dickeya species)

SKU
PO0003
£243.00
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Soft rotting bacteria (Total count and Identification of Pectobacterium / Dickeya species)
  • Minimum Sample
    100 Tubers
  • Minimum no. of samples required
    1
  • Standard Turnaround
    15 working days

Blackleg is consistently the major cause of downgrading and rejections in the Scottish Seed Potato Classification Scheme. It has a direct impact on the quality of the potato crop and can have severe financial implications for growers if not adequately managed.

It is one of the earliest potato diseases to appear, especially in wet years. Fera's high quality testing can ensure that you receive an accurate identification.

It is important to maintain the high quality crop valued by your customers. This can also help you maintain yield and therefore reduce any financial implications as a result of this disease.

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

Bacterial

Bulk Pricing Rules

Additional Samples are £148.00 each

Minimum Sample

100 Tubers

Turnaround Time

15 working days

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