Plant Diagnostics

Solving your plant health problems

Plant Diagnostics Christmas and New Year hours

Please get your samples to our lab by Tuesday Dec 22nd. Samples arriving after this time may not be processed before Christmas. If you have urgent requirements for sample processing between Christmas and New Year, please contact us on 027 486 9026 before despatch. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 5th January.

Wishing you a happy festive season

Laboratory and Field Services in Plant Health

We provide plant disease diagnosis, consultancy and testing services from our laboratory at Templeton, Christchurch, New Zealand in plant pathology, bacteriology, virology and nematology. Our extensive laboratory and field experience enable us to analyse and interpret diagnostic results, providing our clients with relevant and practical solutions for plant health issues.

Our Disease Diagnostic Services

Plant Disease Testing

  • Comprehensive screening for fungal and bacterial pathogens
  • Targeted testing for some viral pathogens
  • Nematode testing
  • Pathogen screening of seed

Soil-Borne Pest/Disease Testing

  • Phytophthora
  • Aphanomyces euteiches (pea root rot)
  • Plasmodiophora brassicae (clubroot)
  • Nematode testing
  • Other tests may be available on request


Water Testing

  • ¬†Total count
  • Yeast and mould count
  • Pathogen identification


Other Services

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