In the situation where the wood decay fungus is not in our PRO range or cannot be identified on-site, we offer our clients the isolation and identification of the fungus in our laboratory using the best DNA testing kits. To ensure this, we require samples of the fruiting body or rhizomorphs.
Laboratory analysis includes:
- Isolation of the pathogens CHF 240/ EUR 218.20
- DNA fingerprint and identification CHF 210 / EUR 190.90
- Report CHF 80 / EUR 72.70
Finally, you will receive a detailed project report on the submitted pathogen. This includes information on the laboratory work, the result of the identification (thus the DNA) as well as a description of the characteristics of the identified pathogen.
Requirements for the sample:
For the isolation procedure of the wood decay fungus, we require a fresh sample of the fungus for successful identification. Samples could be taken directly from the fruiting body, infected bark or rhizomorphs. For this, attention must be paid to disinfect hands and/or tools. Roots and decomposed wood are not suitable for analysis in our laboratory because they are partly soil and heavily contaminated with other bacteria or fungi.
Attempts to reduce the amount of soil of the sample should be made to maximise the chances for successful identification of the harmful fungus. The fresh sample should then be carefully wrapped in newspaper and not stored in plastic bags. Plastic bags promote the development of mould, which additionally contaminate the sample. Samples are best stored in the refrigerator until the next possible shipping/transport (ideally on the same day as the collection).
After this analysis a tailor-made Avengelus LAB product (granulate or gel) can be produced. For the production of this product a further step in the laboratory is necessary. Dual culture and lethal effect tests (CHF 240 / EUR 218.20) are used to test different Trichoderma strains against the wood decay fungus, from which a suitable tailor-made product is developed. Avengelus LAB helps the trees to defend themselves against pathogens by activating their own defence substances. In addition, Trichoderma strains used in the product compete for food and space in the soil with harmful fungi and can displace them through their faster growth and parasitism.