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 2016 (PDF 452.4 KB) .

Fungal disease testing

Results: 14 days from receipt of sample.

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

Fungal test Plant type Sample size Current price $ (inc GST)
Ascochyta sp. Pulse seed 1kg $435
Ascochyta rabiei Chickpea 1kg $435
Botrytis sp. (Grey mould, Chocolate spot) Pulse seed 1kg $435
Leptosphaeria maculans (Blackleg) Canola 100g $435
Phoma sp. Pulse seed 1kg $435
Sclerotinia sp. Lupin 1kg $435
Sclerotinia sp. Canola 100g $435
Tilletia sp. Various Various $758

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): $248.

Additional seed tests (Purity, Germination, Weed)

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 test Plant type Sample size Current price $ (inc GST)
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. insidiosus
(Bacterial wilt)
Various seed Various $272 (received 1st Monday of the month)
$538 (all other times)
ARGT-ELISA Hay Various $79
ARGT-Preflower Green ryegrass Various $79
ARGT-Mature Dry ryegrass Various $79

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

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