Phytosanitary Diagnostics

Diagnostik Büffelzikade

Professional producers are requested to contact in the first instance the service that is responsible in their canton.

Private individuals are requested to consult a landscape gardener before referring to official bodies.

The identification of plants diseases and pests, including self propagating plants, is an important service of Agroscope. It is however restricted to official bodies (cantonal and federal services) and for organisations appointed by them. For such diagnostics, specialists use expensive methodologies (morphological, serological, molecular and electronic microscopy).

Contacts

Cantonal Phytosanitaires Services

Adresses

Form

General form to join samples (German) (PDF, 108 kB, 23.08.2017)Mailing of samples for diagnostics of plants diseases and pests

Nematology

Contacts

 

Fungi

Bacteria

Phytoplasma

Virus

Nematodes

Insects

Weeds

Fruit trees

Wädenswil
(S. Perren)

Wädenswil
(S. Perren)

Changins
(S. Schaerer)

Changins
(J.-S. Reynard)

Wädenswil
(R. Eder)

Wädenswil
(B. Egger)

Changins
(C. Bohren)

Unprotected vegetable crops

Wädenswil
(M. Lutz)

Wädenswil
(M. Lutz)

Changins
(O. Schumpp
 

Wädenswil
(C. Sauer)

Protected vegetable crops

Conthey
(V. Michel)

Changins
(S. Fischer)

Berries, medicinal plants

Changins
(S. Schaerer)

Changins
(J.-S. Reynard)

Conthey
(B. Christ)

Ornamental plants

Conthey
(a.i. C. Camps)

Field crops

Changins
(potatoes: P. Frei
other: S. Schürch)

Changins
(O. Schumpp)

Changins
(S. Breitenmoser)

Viticulture

Changins
(P.-H. Dubuis)

Changins
(J.-S. Reynard)

Changins
(C. Linder)

Shipments

Only samples from authorised bodies sent with appropriately completed documentation will be accepted. All others will be destroyed.

The samples must be packed in a plastic bag. The completed documentation must be attached to the outside of the bag which must be securely packaged.

The package must be sent to the Agroscope address according to the table above. If necessary, the specialists will forward the sample to another laboratory and send the reply to the person/body requesting the diagnosis.

According to the type of inspection carried out, some specific forms or labels may already exist (for ex. fire blight, potato certification, arboricultural and viticultural certification or phytosanitary passport). These specific documents are to be used within the framework of these inspections.