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Turf & Water

Turf & Water



Sample Size


Disease check
(Sampling information will be sent on request.)
3 days 10cm deep x 10cm diameter core from affected area £94.00 per sample
Endoparasitic nematodes from plant material
(e.g. Meloidogyne spp.)
Staining and identification to genus/species.
10-15 days 20 x 20cm from section, 15cm deep from affected area £POA
Please ensure all soil samples are handled carefully and are packaged in strong sealed plastic bags. If you require a soil sampling protocol, or for general enquires please email



Sample Size


All water samples for testing must be received with in 24 hours of sampling, please use a courier service of your choice.
Potato wash water 3 days
5-10 days
  • £82.00 - Total count of soft rotting bacteria.
  • £107.00 - Follow-up identification of soft rotting and black leg bacteria.
  • Water quality test (bacteria) 5-10 days
    2-3 weeks
  • £79.00 - Total count
  • £97.00 - Identification of specified pathogenic bacteria, cost per isolate.
  • Water bait test (Phytophthora and Pythium)
    Water bait test - please contact us for water baits.
    14 days Baits £125.00 per sample
    Monthly screening package
    One test per month for a year.
    10-14 days Baits £POA

    We also offer Nematode tests. See our Soil, Compost and Growing Media page.

    Relevant soil, compost and seed tests are listed separately: Soil, Compost and Growing Media, Seeds.


    • Timescales given are working days or weeks.
    • A 'sample' is defined as a unique unit sent in for examination of the same problem. A unit can be a single item (plant, plant part, soil, etc.), or multiple items of the same variety, taken from the same location and exhibiting the same problem. In the case of plants or produce, a sample should comprise 2 or 3 items showing a range of symptoms along with a couple of healthy looking items for comparison. Entirely dead material should not be submitted for testing.
    • † Services have been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to BS/EN/ISO/IEC 17025:1999 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories for tests detailed in the schedule of accreditation number 1642 (available at

    Advice on submitting a sample

    Information on packaging your sample, completion of forms, and sending samples from outside the UK.

    Sample submission

    Contact Us - Agri-Hort

    T: +44 (0)300 100 0322

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    Plant Clinic Price List 2016/7

    Download the latest brochure here Plant Clinic Price List 2016/7 brochure

    • Specific Tests - Bacterial, Virus, Nematodes, GM, Mixed, Pest & Fungal
    • Bespoke Consultancy Service - personal approach designed for you
    • Extensive range of experts & suite of data insight online tools
    • Coming Soon - New Online Portal you can book in your samples at a time that suits you for a faster, more convenient experience
    • CHANGES - our invoicing process is changing from 1 Feb 2017. When we receive your sample we will send you an invoice, which will confirm your order

    General Pest & Disease Sample Submission form

    Download our Plant Clinic sample submission form here

    • Wide range of tests available as standard and diagnosing the unknown
    • Secure online sample tracking system with SamTrack
    • National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria