Plant Disease Diagnostic Service

We provide a wide range of disease diagnostic and plant DNA identification services for the public, industry and government agencies:

  • Disease diagnosis
  • Fungal identification (including mushrooms and wood decay fungi)
  • Pathogen detection and isolation (including soil, water and mulch)
  • Tree root identification
  • Advice and treatment recommendations.

 

There are many benefits of this service:

  • Better management of pests and diseases
  • Healthier plants
  • Better management of parks and gardens
  • Reduced use of chemicals.

Pricing

Service Commercial Non-Commercial (20% discount) Non-Commercial (Foundation & Friends 40% discount)
Fungal and Bacterial Isolation (incl. morphological ID): First sample $200 $160 $120
Fungal and Bacterial Isolation: Each additional sample $60 $48 $36
Oomycete Soil Test (incl. Pythium and Phytophthora): First Sample $200 $160 $120
Oomycete Soil Test: Each additional sample $60 $48 $36
DNA: Wood Decay Fungi Test (incl. Armillaria, Ganoderma, Phellinus): First sample $250 $200 $150
DNA: Wood Decay Fungi Test: Each additional sample $75 $60 $45
DNA: Fungal ID by BLAST analysis: First sample $280 $224 $168
DNA: Fungal ID by BLAST analysis: Each additional sample $80 $64 $48
DNA: Fungal ID by phylogenetic analysis $400 $360 $240
DNA: Root ID by BLAST analysis: First sample $280 $224 $168
DNA: Root ID by BLAST analysis: Each additional sample $80 $64 $48
Please note that all pricing above is exclusive of GST

 

Contact Us

Please contact us before sending any samples:

Telephone: 02 9231 8186
Email: pddu@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Deliver specimens to:
Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit
Royal Botanic Garden & Domain Trust
Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney NSW 2000

Collecting samples
Packaging samples