Soil Bait Tests: Phytophthora (except P. Rubi, and P. idaei) and Pythium

Test Code
MC00006
£130.00
Standard Price per sample £130.00
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Soil Bait Tests: <em>Phytophthora</em> (except P. Rubi, and P. idaei) and Pythium
  • Parameters tested
    Fungal
  • Accreditation
    None
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

A bait test to identify Phytophthora (except P. rubi, and P. idaei.) and Pythium in soil. Both Phytophthora and Pythium are fungus-like organisms causing disease in a range of plants.

Phytophthora and Pythium cause significant damage to crops and symptoms include yellowing of foliage, wilting, stunted growth and dieback. Both are found within the soil, where they may survive for many years in the absence of a host plant.

Using this soil bait method Fera can test for numerous strains of Phytophthora except P. Rubi, and P. idaei.


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More Information

Closely related to Phytophthora, Pythium species also attack the roots and stems of a range of ornamental plants. Whilst generally less damaging than Phytophthora, Pythium can nonetheless be troublesome, particularly on seedlings, cuttings, bedding plants and pot plants.


Download the Pythium Factsheet


Phytophthora diseases can be very damaging to many plants and a particular problem in ornamental horticulture. There are in excess of 100 different species of Phytophthora, and whilst the host range will vary between species, most are capable of attacking a wide range of plants.


Download the Phytophthora Factsheet
Detail Specification

Standard Turnaround Time

10 working days

Parameters tested

Fungal

Accreditation

None

Department

Plant Health

Type of Test

Fungal

Soil Bait Tests: Phytophthora (except P. Rubi, and P. idaei) and Pythium

Subtotal £130.00

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