Plant Pathology

​​​​​​​​​​​​Plant Pathology Section, located at the New Town Research Laboratories near Hobart, provides identification of the causes of plant death or stunting in plants of agricultural, ornamental or environmental significance.

Clients include industry, private individuals and biosecurity authorities.

Identification of plant diseases caused by agents such as fungi, bacteria or viruses can also be provided, as well as testing of seeds for plant pathogens.

Certification of disease freedom for biosecurity purposes is also offered.

Most services offered attract a fee which should be discussed with the contact officers.

More information on phytophthora is available from the Pests and Diseases page of the website. 


Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550