Plant pathology laboratory - General information
The plant pathology laboratory renders a plant disease diagnostic service to the researchers of the Department. Occasional samples from the public will be accepted, depending on the workload. We specialise in the fields of vegetable-, small grain-,and canola diseases.
The tests we perform at our laboratory are aimed at identifying disease-causing organisms of the following kind:
We require whole plants and/or seeds representative of the disease symptoms to perform our tests:
Samples must be accompanied by a submission form.
Prices include VAT and are subject to increases from time to time. Invoices are e-mailed to the accountable person, as indicated by the client on the submission form (download from the forms tab next to lab contact details).
The result form will be faxed or e-mailed to the client as soon as the examination is completed, otherwise the client will be contacted telephonically. The result form, together with the invoice, will also be mailed to the appointed person as indicated on the submission form.
Terms and conditions
The samples must be received in a suitable condition to perform standard plant pathological methods on it.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture and its employees accept no liability for the outcome of this examination.
To have your samples tested, contact the lab for availability at 021 808 5269 or e-mail LizetteN@elsenburg.com
The soil, water & plant diagnostics laboratory renders diagnostic services to the farming community of the Western Cape.
For more information, please contact Raynette Vergotine at (T) 021 808 5291 or e-mail: RaynetteV@elsenburg.com.