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Seed Health & Phytosanitary Services and Fees

Special tests not listed below may be available by arrangement. Please contact PDL staff for questions related to current pricing. Recent price changes may not be reflected here.

 

Dry Beans

Test

Fee

Sample Size Requested

Notes

Anthracnose

$100

3-5 lbs

1,000 seeds incubated and visibly evaluated,

PCR testing of suspect positives.

“Dome Test” for Bacterial Blights

$95

3-5 lbs

 

 

Potatoes

Test

Fee

Sample Size Requested

Notes

Bacterial ring rot (Canadian protocol)

$50/subsample

2% of lot or 400 minimum, whichever is smaller.

Please contact the lab before sending whole tubers to ensure availability of service – we are limited by space and labor in our ability to accommodate whole tubers. 

A fee of $10/200 tubers will be charged for coring whole tubers.

Bacterial Ring Rot (Non-Canadian)

$30/subsample

Bacterial Ring Rot Equipment Swab

$15/subsample

A $30 surcharge is added to sets of samples if fewer than 10 are received.

Dickeya spp.

$22/subsample

 

Default is 25 cores per subsample. We will accommodate requests to adjust this.

A 1” peel sample per each tuber should also be submitted.

A $30 surcharge may be added to sets of samples/subsamples if fewer than 10 are received/processed at the same time

Late Blight tuber screen

$160

400 Tuber Minimum

Allow 3-4 weeks for results.

PVY Strain Characterization

$50 first sample; $16.50 each additional sample received at the same time.

 

 A $30 surcharge may be added to sets of samples/subsamples if fewer than 10 are received/processed at the same time

PCR for PMTV/TRV

$30/subsample

 We bulk at 20 tubers/test

A $30 surcharge added if fewer than 10 are received.

Virus testing on tuber sprouts (ELISA)

First virus, $2.00/well

 

Additional virus, same sample: $1.50/well

 

(See note on bulking of samples for test wells.)

400 tubers if winter grow out results are available;

600 tubers if not

Samples are bulked at two or five tubers for each test well depending on sensitivity.  Allow 4-8 weeks for results on dormant tubers. PCR testing may be available, ask for availability.

Potato Tissue Culture

6 virus/1 viroid/2 bacteria screen

$30/plantlet

Price per plantlet testing unit. Plantlets may be bulked, ask for details. Minimum of 40 tests/pathogen for $30 bulk rate.

Screening for Cms, Dickeya spp., PLRV, PLV, PSTVd, PVA, PVM, PVS, PVX, and PVY. Strain characterization for an additional fee.

 

Pulse Crops

Test

Fee

Sample Size Requested

Notes

Ascochyta & other fungal screening, pea/lentil

$140

3-5 lbs

600 seeds tested

Ascochyta screening, chickpea

$125 for 500 seeds

$150 for 1,000 seeds

3-5 lbs

500 or 1000 seeds tested

Nematode seed wash

$15

1 lb

Screening for Cyst and Foliar Nematodes

Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus & other seed borne viruses

$135

3-5 lbs

2,000 seeds tested using ELISA

 

Small Grains

Test

Fee

Sample Size Requested

Notes

Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus

$100

½ lb

1000 seeds tested

Black point screen

$85

2-3 lbs

400 seeds tested

Bunt seed wash

$75

1000 grams

50 grams tested

Fusarium sp. screen

$85

2-3 lbs

400 seeds tested

Nematode seed wash

$30

3 or more lbs

2000 seeds tested

 

Sugar beets

Test

Fee

Sample Size Requested

Notes

Soil bioassay for Aphanomyces

$135

½ gallon soil/sample

Can confirm with PCR

Sugar beet rhizomania BNYVV (ELISA)

$135

½ gallon soil/sample

Can confirm with PCR or use PCR instead of ELISA


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