Plant Diagnostic Services
Plant Diagnostic Services (formerly known as the Plant Health Laboratories) comprise:
Plant Pathology Laboratory - located at New Town Laboratories (Hobart);
- located at New Town (Hobart), Mount Pleasant (Launceston) and Stony Rise (Devonport);
Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory - located at New Town (Hobart)
Most services offered by the Plant Diagnostic Services attract a fee. Please note there is
no fee for any request to identify a plant pest that is suspected of being an
Plant Pathology laboratory provides identification of the causes of plant death or stunting in plants of agricultural, ornamental or environmental significance. The laboratory also provides
TASAG ELISA and
Potato Virus testing. Clients include industry, private individuals and Biosecurity authorities.
The plant virus ELISA tests that are available are detailed in the Price Schedule available at the bottom of this page.
Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory provides molecular diagnositc support to the other laboratories. This extra service is provided for a fee. Please contact the laboratory for details.
There are entomologists at each site, the
Entomology laboratories provide diagnostic testing and control advice for plant pests (insects, snails etc.) in all areas of agriculture, horticulture and biosecurity situations.
Fee for testing service price schedule for download:
Plant Diagnostic Services - Price Schedule (209Kb)