Services & Fees

Fees for Services*

Prices effective November 1, 2014

Plant Health Analysis

  • Routine plant analysis- $20.00 per sample
  • In-House ELISA tests – $20.00 per sample
  • Bacterial ID (BIOLOG ®) – $25.00 per sample

 

Plant / Weed Identification

  • Plant ID – $10.00

Nematode Analysis

  • Basic nematode analysis – $25.00
  • Foliar nematode analysis – $25.00
  • Total nematode community analysis – $50.00
  • Full – SCN type testing – $75.00
  • Mini – SCN type testing – $40.00

 

Verticillium analysis (potato soil or stems only)

  • Wet sieving – $25.00
  • Dilution plating – $20.00
  • Both methods – $40.00

 

Insect / Arthropod Identification

  • Common insect ID – No charge
  • Keyout insect ID – $20.00

 

Special Procedures – Contact lab for procedures not described above.
*Out of State fees are triple. Prices subject to change.

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Services We Offer

Plant Health Analyses

  • Basic analysis – Includes visual inspection for infectious/non-infectious diseases, insect feeding injury and insect identification; culturing; pH and soluble salts.
  • ELISA testing – The lab has a limited selection of ELISA test kits available for viruses and a few bacterial pathogens. This allows for rapid and sensitive testing for specific pathogens.  Contact the lab to learn more about ELISA tests available through Diagnostic Services.
  • BIOLOG™ – If identification of bacteria is indicated, based on culture results, a BIOLOG™ analysis can be conducted.

 

Plant / Weed Identification

  • Plant ID – Plants may be sent in or dropped off for identification. Photos of plants may also be sent via email free of charge. Note, specific identification is not always possible from digital images.

Nematode Analysis

  • Basic nematode analysis – Includes the identification of all plant-parasitic nematodes found in the soil and roots.  This is the standard nematode analysis most clients request.
  • Foliar nematode analysis – Reports any foliar nematodes detected in leaf tissue submitted to the lab.
  • Total nematode community analysis – In addition to the counting and identification of plant-parasitic nematodes (standard analysis), beneficial nematodes, mycorrhizal fungi and microscopic earthworms are also counted. The nematodes are separated out into functional or trophic groups such as bacterial-feeding, fungal-feeding and predatory.
  • Full – SCN type testing, screens against 7 sources of resistance.
  • Mini – SCN type testing, screens for against sources of resistance.

 

Verticillium analysis (potato soil or stems only)

  • Wet-sieving – Ten grams of air-dried soil is plated for counting colonies of V. dahliae.
  • Dilution-plating – Aliquots of 5 grams of air-dried soil is plated for counting colonies of V. dahliae.
  • Both methods – Both the wet-sieving and dilution-plating soil assays are performed.