This test can indicate the prevalence of the fungus before extensive damage occurs within infected crops.
Initial symptoms include small round dark depressions that may appear dark grey to brown that grow as the disease develops. The severity of these surface symptoms have no effect on the internal damage caused.
When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Crop health team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.
Standard Turnaround Time
|80 working days|
|Incubation and isolation|
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