Seed Pathology and Other - AgEtal

Seed Pathology and Other

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Ready your seed for international export by testing the seed pathology. Our test detects whether restricted fungal organisms are present. We are able to test grass seed for the presence of endophytes which may be beneficial or harmful.

AgEtal supports international trade of grains by providing seed pathology testing for MICoR compliance. A number of fungal organisms are prohibited for export to various countries. We are able to test for a range of fungal pathogens. Different pathogens require different test methods. 

Endophytes are fungal organisms that grow within the plant. They may be beneficial for the plant, however, they may cause toxicity to livestock that are fed on infected pastures. Our Seed Pathology test can identify the presence of endophytes.

Our Pathology Services

Our pathology department offers a range of testing for bacterial, fungal, viral and nematode phytopathogens. Additionally, we offer quantitative total Aflatoxin, Glyphosate and Gluten testing. Most of our bacterial and fungal testing is done on a molecular platform that delivers customers a rapid turnaround time. We are always interested in exploring additional ways we can meet industry testing needs, so if you don’t find your target organism on the below list, feel free to enquire with our helpful staff directly.

Toxins: Total Aflatoxin (LOD 4 ppb) (B1+B2+G1+G2)

MRLs: Glyphosate (LOD 0.075 ppm)

Allergens: Gluten (LOD 4ppm)

Plant & Seed Pathology:

- Agar Grow Out (Available on select bacterial & fungal pathogens)

- ISTA Blotter (Available on select fungal pathogens)


- Clavibacter michiganensis All

- Clavibacter michiganensis subsp insidiosus

- Clavibacter michiganensis subsp michiganesis

- Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens

- Dickeya species (incl. dadantii (ex - Erwinia chrysanthemi))

- Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola

- Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato - Pseudomonas syringae group

- Rathayibacter species - Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli

- Xanthomonas genus, including axonodpodis (syn. campestris) 


- Rust and Smut (Visual)

- Smut (Visual) - Ascochyta rabiei (Molecular detection for Presence/Absence or ISTA blotter for %)

- Bipolaris sorokiniana (NB other Bipolaris species available upon request) (Root rot, spot blotch)

- Botrytis cinerea (Presence/Absence or blotter for %)

- Ceratobasidium cereale (Rhizoctonia cerealis) (Sharp eyespot)

- Claviceps africana (Ergot in sorghum): Presence/Absence or %

- Colletotrichum species - Fusarium oxysporum (Fusarium wilt) - Fusarium species - Leptosphaeria maculans (Black Leg)

- Macrophomina phaseolina (Charcoal rot) - Microdochium (Monographella) nivale & majus (Seedling blight) - Periconia species

- Phoma medicaginis (Black stem & leaf spot) - Phoma pinodella & pinodes (Spring black stem & leaf spot) - Pythium species

- Phytophthora cinnamomi (Root rot, dieback) - Phytophthora species

- Puccinia helianthi (Sunflower rust)

- Rhizoctonia solani (Damping off, black scurf, root rot)

- Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mould)

- Septoria helianthi (Septoria leaf spot)

- Septoria tritici - IN DEVELOPMENT

- Stagonosporopsis cucurbitacearum, caricae & citrulli (Gummy stem)

- Tilletia caries (syn. tritici), laevis, controversa ALL IN ONE will not distinguish

- Tilletia species (Smut) - Urocystis agropyri & tritici (Smut)

- Ustilago nuda (Smut) - Ustilago tritici (Smut)

- Verticillium dahlia (Verticillium wilt)

- Verticillium species 


- Alfalfa Mosaic Virus

- Arabis Mosaic Virus

- Cucumber Mosaic Virus

- Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus

- Tobacco Rattle Virus

- Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

- Panicum Mosaic Virus 

Mites: Tyrophagus putrescentiae

Variety Testing: Wheat (Protein Electrophoresis)

Miscellaneous: Endophytes Rhizobia Trichoderma spp.


•Molecular based tests 24 - 72 hrs

• ELISAs 24 - 72 hrs • Nematodes 24 - 72 hrs

• Blotters 7 - 21 days

• Grow outs are species dependent

Plant and Seed Pathology and Other Prices

  • Endophyte Testing - $495.00
  • Rapid DNA Detection - $482.79
  • Ascochyta Detection - $482.79
  • Ascochyta Quantitative - $660.00
  • Other pathogens - enquire
  • ISTA Float Ergot - $246.84
  • ISTA Wash Test - $246.84
  • ISTA Blotter Test - 550.00
  • ISTA Agar Test - $482.79
  • Prussic Acid - $35.09
  • Nitrate - $62.92

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Courier 9/24 Carroll St Toowoomba QLD 4350

Auspost PO Box 7135 Toowoomba South 4350

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