Detection and identification of a range of potato pathogens is carried out at SASA, mainly in support of plant health regulations and the SPCS.
Testing to the same standard is also carried out on a commercial basis. Main categories of testing include:
Virus testing in support of growing crop inspections
Bacteriology in support of the SPCS and Plant Health.
SASA is also a source of expert knowledge of and testing for tuber storage diseases.