Take the guess work out of identifying the plant disease affecting your crop.  Our team can identify the organism causing disease in you plants that allows better control measures to be used. 

There are many causes to wilts in your plants – both bacteria and fungi can cause this catastrophic event.  Using the Hortus Analytical Plant Pathology Laboratory, you can identify which organism is causing your disease – allowing for correct treatments to be applied.  Bactericide and Fungicide sprays are costly, so getting direct information and targeting the correct control measure will save you money.

Tried control measures and the disease is still getting worse?  Many diseases (especially bacterial diseases) have become resistant to many chemical treatments.  Copper is no longer always a viable control option.  So what can you do? 

The Plant Pathology Laboratory can perform Challenge Plate Testing on your plants and disease.  The laboratory will isolate the disease causing your issue and then test it against different control options.  These control options can include a variety of chemical controls – or can include a range of different biological controls (e.g. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Pseudomonas fluorescens etc.)  By performing this testing, you can find the best treatment for your disease, for your crop.

Plant Pathology

Grape vine with disease