Seed and crop testing

The cereal, pulse and oilseed pathology groups carry out the following disease tests:

  • fungal disease identification
  • nematode identification
  • bacterial wilt of lucerne
  • annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) - ryegrass and export hay.

Tests and prices

Print-friendly price list: SARDI Seed and Plant Pathology Price List 2015 (PDF 452.2 KB).

Fungal disease testing

Results: 14 days from receipt of sample.

Information or enquiries, contact Sue Pederick on (08) 8303 9358.

Fungal testPlant typeSample sizeCurrent price $ (inc GST)
Ascochyta sp.Pulse seed1kg$424
Ascochyta rabieiChickpea1kg$424
Botrytis sp. (Grey mould, Chocolate spot)Pulse seed1kg$424
Leptosphaeria maculans (Blackleg)Canola100g$424
Phoma sp.Pulse seed1kg$424
Sclerotinia sp.Lupin1kg$424
Sclerotinia sp.Canola100g$424
Tilletia sp.VariousVarious$739

Nematode testing

Results: 7 days from receipt of sample.

Ditylenchus dipsaci (Stem nematode) and Anguina sp. (Seed gall nematode):

  • plant type: various seed
  • sample size: various
  • current price ($ including GST): $242.

Information or enquiries, contact Sue Pederick on (08) 8303 9358.

ARGT and bacterial wilt testing

Hay testing:

  • contact Russell Burns on 0401 122 115.

Bacterial wilt or ARGT testing:

  • contact Judy Rishworth on 0431 453 432.

ARGT and bacterial wilt testPlant typeSample sizeCurrent price $ (inc GST)
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. insidiosus
(Bacterial wilt)
Various seed

Various

$266 (received 1st Monday of the month)
$520 (all other times)
ARGT-ELISAHayVarious$77
ARGT-PreflowerGreen ryegrassVarious$77
ARGT-MatureDry ryegrassVarious$77

Delivering samples

Courier:
SARDI, Plant and Soil Health
Plant Research Centre
Gate 2B, Hartley Grove
Urrbrae SA 5064

Postal:
SARDI, Plant and Soil Health
Locked Bag 100
Glen Osmond SA 5064

Contact

Dr Jenny Davidson
Science Leader, Plant Health and Biosecurity
Phone: (08) 8303 9389
Email: jenny.davidson@sa.gov.au

Diagnostic Services enquiries

Ms Sue Pederick
Phone: (08) 8303 9585 or (08) 8303 9358
Fax: (08) 8303 9393
Email: sue.pederick@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 31 Jul 2015
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