Pest and Disease Diagnostic Service

The Levy funded Research and Development project NY15002 Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry provides the Australian production nursery sector with a variety of outcomes, one of which includes discounted diagnostic services.

Additionally, NIASA accredited businesses are entitled to ten free basic or complex tests each calendar year until the end of 2020.

Grow Help Australia will provide you with:

  • rapid and accurate pest and disease diagnosis
  • experienced and dedicated staff
  • confidentiality
  • extensive experience in nursery crops

The service provides you with the capacity to test for disease organisms in plants, seeds, growing media, soil and water. Plant pathogen testing is also available to fulfil NIASA and export requirements. A comprehensive final written report is provided with every test, including test results, interpretations and, wherever possible, practical advice on how to remedy the problem identified.

Further information

For further information including information on sample collection, fees and to submit a sample, please visit the Grow Help Australia web page here on the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.