EMR Plant Clinic

CROP PROBLEMS AND DIAGNOSIS

Significant crop damage may occur unless pests, diseases, weeds or nutritional disorders are dealt with early. Whether it is damage to the growing crop or to the harvested produce in store, action needs to be taken quickly to prevent financial loss.

Before remedial action can be taken, the precise cause of the problem must be diagnosed. Incorrect identification may lead to significant delay in the implementation of effective corrective measures.

EMR PLANT CLINIC SERVICES

The EMR Plant Clinic offers a rapid, confidential service to all sectors of the horticultural and land-based industries, including commercial growers, importers, consultants, technical representatives and retailers.

The EMR Plant Clinic is underpinned by the extensive team of horticultural and BASIS-qualified scientists at East Malling, all operating in state-of-the-art laboratories and using conventional diagnosis as well as some of the latest immunochromatographic and molecular techniques.

SERVING THE HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY

East Malling Research maintains close contact with the perennial crops industry to ensure that research is focused clearly on its immediate and long term needs. When new problems arise, we respond rapidly, using existing expertise to provide practical solutions. The EMR Plant Clinic is included in the overall service, to diagnose crop problems and provide guidance on appropriate remedial action.

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Current fees

For further information on the EMR Plant Clinic or to discuss your requirements in confidence, please contact:

Dr Robert Saville:
Tel: +44 (0) 1732 843833
Fax: +44 (0) 1732 849067
Email: Robert.Saville@emr.ac.uk or plant.clinic@emr.ac.uk

EMR Plant Clinic – Key staff

Dr Angela Berrie (Fungal pathogens, virus pathogens, fungicide resistance, abiotic factors)
Dr Robert Saville (Fungal pathogens, virus pathogens, abiotic factors)
Prof. Jerry Cross (Nematodes)
Dr Jean Fitzgerald (Mites)
Dr Michelle Fountain (Drosophila and general arthropods)
Adrian Harris (General pest identification)

Strawberry crown with crown rot caused by Phytophthora cactorum IMG_20140411_122253 (4)
Plant fungi
8 Raspberry cane midge males on sticky base close 12 May 2005 0643 c

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