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Mycology Testing

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Broccoli and cauliflower

Eurofins BioDiagnostics performs mycology testing, which is the detection of seed-borne fungal (and nematode) pathogens. Our mycology lab adheres to protocols specifically developed for each pathogen and crop and uses the following detection methods:

  • Blotter Paper / Microscopy
  • Seed Wash / Microscopy
  • Culture Plate / Microscopy
  • Pathogenicity Test
  • PCR

We test for the following pathogens:

Brassicas

Head of broccoli
Alternaria brassicae (Abe) - Alternaria Leaf Spot

Alternaria brassicicola (Aba) - Alternaria Target Spot

Phoma lingam (Lm) - Black Leg*

*NSHS Accredited Method

Corn

Corn kernels
Peronosclerospora sorghi (ps) - Downy Mildew*

Stenocarpella macrospora - Ear Rot*

*NSHS Accredited Method

Cucurbits

Watermelons
Didymella bryoniae (Db) - Gummy Stem Blight*

Fusarium solani (Fs) - Fusarium Fruit Rot

Colletotrichum orbiculare (Co) - Anthracnose

Fusarium oxysporum (Fo) - Fusarium Wilt

 

*NSHS Accredited Method

Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens
Basil
- Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. bascilis (Fob) - Fusarium Wilt

Lettuce
- Verticillium albo-altrum (Va) - Verticillium Wilt

Parsley
- Septoria petroselinum (Sp) - Septoria Leaf Spot

Spinach

- Verticillium dahliae (Vd) - Verticillium Wilt*
- Stemphylium botryosum (Sb) - Stemphylium Leaf Spot
- Cladosporium variabile (Cv) - Cladosporium Leaf Spot
- Colletotrichum dematium (Cd) – Anthracnose

*NSHS Accredited Method

Legumes

Peas
Beans
- Colletotrichum lindemuthianum (Cl) - Anthracnose/ Black spot

Peas
- Ascochyta pisi (Aps) - Ascochyta Blight

Miscellaneous Vegetables

Carrots
Beets
- Phoma betae (Pb) - Phoma Leaf Spot

Carrots
- Alternaria radicina (Ar) - Black Rot*
- Alternaria dauci (Ad) - Alternaria Leaf Blight*

Celery
- Septoria apiicola (Sa) - Leaf Spot

Onions
- Botrytis allii (Ba) - Neck Rot

*NSHS Accredited Method

Solanaceous

Tomatoes on the vine
Didymella lycopersici (Dl) - Stem Rot

Various

Peronospora spp. - Downy Mildew

Nematodes (Nema)

Verticillium spp.

Fusarium oxysporum (Fo) - Fusarium Wilt

 

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Additional seed health services:

Bacterial Fruit Blotch

Bacteriology Testing

Virology Testing