Our basic screening services utilize light microscopy for the identification of fungal symptoms and/or spores, bacterial symptoms, nematodes, and arthropods. For a more in-depth analysis of cryptic biotic agents we offer advanced molecular techniques include DNA/RNA extraction, basic PCR, RT-PCR and DNA sequencing.
It is often difficult to distinguish if plant symptoms are of living (biotic) or of nutrition/soil chemistry (abiotic) origin. We strive to help our clients in determining what course of action is best to determine the underlying cause of plant symptoms. Please see our soil and tissue testing services.