RSD Diagnosis

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RSD Diagnosis

TAKING SAMPLES

    Please remember that in order to improve the chances of detecting RSD:

  • only cane that is 9 months or older should be sampled in most extension areas
  • stunted stools should be targeted
  • one 20-stalk sample should be taken from every 5 ha section in commercial fields
  • one 40-stalk sample should be taken from intended seedcane fields
  • once the samples have been collected, sap should be extracted from stalks as soon as possible
CHARGES FOR
RSD TESTING

    

METHOD LOCAL FOREIGN
EB-EIA R36.00 R58.00
PCM R58.00 R80.00
IFM R129.00

     TISSUE BLOT: R90.00 for batch of 20 plants
     SCYLS: R34.00 for 20 leaves