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Rapid plant disease tests

Using similar technology to a pregnancy test, Pocket Diagnostic® is a range of easy to use rapid plant disease tests kits for the detection of commercially damaging plant diseases in plants and crops caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Pocket Diagnostic plant disease testing kits in useThe rapid tests are designed to provide quick, reliable, in the field results to enable faster decision making and prevent the spread of disease for efficient crop disease management, and environmental protection.

Our manufacturing processes and the quality standards we adhere to ensure the Pocket Diagnostic® range continues to be a market leader in plant disease testing and to be an ever-present part of plant disease management.

The Pocket Diagnostic® rapid tests will detect the following plant diseases. Click on the disease name to learn more about the individual rapid test.

Disease Kit Options
Erwinia amylovora Box of 4
Potato virus Y Box of 4
Ralstonia solanacearum* Box of 4
Phytophthora* Single & box of 50

*These pathogens feature on the EPPO list of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests.

Storage = Room temperature. Do not freeze or refrigerate.

Details of each kit, including pricing, is available on the individual product page within the online shop.

The Benefits Of Using Pocket Diagnostic®

For nearly 20 years the Pocket Diagnostic® product range has helped growers, inspectors and consultants manage plant diseases and protect crops through the early and routine diagnosis of plant pathogens. The tests offer many advantages including:

  • Simple to use, no training required
  • Rapid results, less than 10 minutes
  • Cost-effective alternative to laboratory testing
  • Faster decision making
  • Portable, in the field use
  • Removes subjectivity

How to Use Pocket Diagnostic®

Pocket Diagnostic® rapid test kits are used to detect plant paPhytophthora plant disease testing kitsthogens in trees, ornamentals, soft fruits, vegetables, and crops.

The tests can be used for routine screening in the glasshouse, field or supply chain, or for confirmation of disease symptoms.

Pocket Diagnostic® kits are robust enough to cope with the demand of testing in a variety of testing scenarios.

To learn how to use our rapid plant disease tests please visit our ‘How to Use’ page.

How to Order

To learn about the different ordering options available, please visit our ordering page.

Note: The customer (outside EU) is responsible for having any applicable import licences/permits in place prior to the purchasing and shipping of Pocket Diagnostic® plant disease tests.