Verticillium dahliae Analysis

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<em>Verticillium dahliae</em> Analysis
  • Parameters tested
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    35 working days

A test for the presence of Verticillium dahliae in soil which causes Verticillium wilt in many plant species.

Verticillium wilt affects a number of plant species and accounts for significant crop losses globally as it causes dieback of the plant and the leaves to wilt, curl or discolour. It thrives in temperate climates and it's distribution can be sporadic within fields. Before planting your crop it is important to understand the risk of this soil borne fungal disease as an infection will significantly damage crop yield.

This test is one of a range of important tests for soil-borne pathogens. See the full range here.

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

Verticillium and Fusarium species are soil-borne fungi that can survive for extended periods in the absence of a host plant by producing resilient resting structures. Species commonly causing vascular wilt diseases of plants are Verticillium dahliae, Verticillium albo-atrum and host-specific strains of Fusarium oxysporum.

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Sample Information

1000g random sample of soil or compost

Parameters Tested


Turnaround Time

30 - 40 working days

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