Testing Services

PSI uses sensitive DNA-based methodology to detect the presence and amount of crop pests in the environment. We are currently testing for low levels of clubroot; glyphosate resistant (GR) kochia and Blackleg races

Sampling Procedure

If you’d like to submit a sample from your field for testing, fill out the form below. Tests must be prepaid through PayPal by clicking the “Make Payment” button or by using the MCGA member codeMCGA members receive FREE testing on all their fields for clubroot, GR kochia and Blackleg race. Contact us if any questions.

Once you’ve completed the form and payment, Pest Surveillance Initiative will send you shipping instructions.. 

Clubroot:  Updated sampling guidelines from MB Ag now focus on all high risk areas.  Place the soil in a clean, sealable bag and label with the location information. Keep the soil from each sampled area separate.

GR Kochia: Samples must be taken according to a specific procedure here.  MB Ag has posted a great video on how to sample and submit.  For testing purposes up to 8 plants can be submitted for one LLD.  Please label each plant (Plant 1, 2 etc).

Blackleg Race: PSI's Blackleg test is in two parts:  First, we confirm if the sample is in fact Blackleg.  If Blackleg is confirmed, we identify the races present in the field where the sample was taken.  If the sample is not Blackleg, we will refund 50% of the testing fee as the race test cannot be done. Follow the sampling protocol for best results.  

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