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NIAB LabTest is one of the longest established services at NIAB and its expertise and state of the art equipment provide impartial science-based advice and cost-effective help with a range of problems faced by many sectors of the agricultural and horticultural industries.

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Cereals Pulses Oilseeds Potatoes Soil Vegetables Grasses & Fodder Malt & Wort analysis Quality Screening Service

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Packages

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Wheat
WHBPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£50.5010 days100g
WHSPStandard/Standard organic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Moisture, Microdochium nivale, Stagonospora nodorum and Bunt
£149.7510 days300g
GQPWheat quality
HFN, Moisture, Specific weight, Protein
£23.753 days700g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Barley
BABPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£50.5010 days100g
BASPStandard
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Moisture, Loose smut, Leaf stripe and Net blotch1
£149.7510 days300g
BGQPBarley quality
Moisture, Specific weight, Protein, Sieving fractions and Germinative capacity
£29.955 days1000g
BASOStandard organic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Moisture, Loose smut, Leaf stripe and Net blotch and Microdochium nivale
£167.7510 days300g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Oat
OABPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£50.5010 days100g
OASPStandard/Standard Organic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Moisture, Microdochium nivale, Leaf spot, Loose and Covered Smut
£149.7510 days300g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Triticale
TLBPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£50.5010 days100g
TLSPStandard/Standard organic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Moisture, Microdochium nivale, Stagonospora nodorum and Bunt
£149.7510 days300g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Seed quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All cereals
GGermination1£43.0010 days100g
TSW1000 seed weight1£17.003 days100g
MMMoisture by moisture meter*£8.002 days600g
MMoisture by oven method*£23.002 days100g
TZTetrazolium seed viability1 £50.003 days100g
TZVIGTetrazolium seed viability and vigour1 (Not Maize)£75.002 days100g
PSeed Purity£26.003 days200g
OPSOther Seed Count£54.003 days500g
ERGOTErgot£54.002 days500g
OPSERGOther Seed Count and Ergot£62.002 days500g
COLDCold test (vigour) Maize only£77.0025 days200g
*Send in a moisture proof container
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Seed disease

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All cereals
PCLINPlant Clinic testing£86.0010 daysn/a
SBCMVSoilborne Cereal Mosaic Virus£82.005 daysn/a
BYDVBarley Yellow Dwarf Virus£82.005 daysn/a
Wheat and Triticale
MISEPMicrodochium nivale and Stagonospora nodorum£45.007 days100g
BUNTBunt£45.003 days100g
Barley
LSMUTLoose smut£50.003 days100g
PYPCRLeaf stripe and Net blotch1£56.003 days100g
PYROFLeaf stripe and Net blotch1 and Microdochium nivale£56.009 days100g
BaYMVBarley Yellow Mosaic Virus£82.005 daysn/a
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Oat
PYROFMicrodochium nivale and Leaf spot£56.007 days100g
SMUTSLoose and Covered Smut£68.003 days100g
OMVOat Mosaic Virus£150.005 daysn/a
Rye
MISEPMicrodochium nivale and Stagonospora nodorum£43.003 days100g
SMUTSBunt and Stem smut£68.007 days100g
Maize
Fusarium moniliform£68.007 days500g

Variety identification

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All cereals
Plant and ear variety identification and purity£50.005 days20 plants
EPIDGrain varietal identification by electrophoresis£67.005 days100g
Wheat and Barley
EPPURGrain varietal purity by electrophoresis£186.005 days100g
HEREPCereal seed variety check by electrophoresis£97.005 days100g
Barley and Oats
Visual identification of grain£50.005 days100g
Visual identification and purity of grain£173.005 days500g

Produce quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All cereals
Mycotoxins - Aflatoxin, DON, Ochratoxin A, T2/HT2, Zearalenone and Fumonisin£49.00 each3 days100g
PROTProtein and Nitrogen by Dumas*£21.003 days500g
Moisture/Dry matter (oven)*£8.003 days500g
SPWMoisture and Specific Weight*£14.003 days1000g
GSFGrain Sieving Fractions£17.003 days500g
PNIRProtein Content by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy£10.503 days500g
NNIRNitrogen Content by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy£10.503 days500g
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements
Wheat
MSPWPMoisture, Specific Weight and Protein by NIR£16.003 days500g
HFNHagberg Falling Number (Also available for Rye)£21.003 days500g
SDS Sedimentation*£23.003 days100g
MHMilling Hardness by NIR£18.003 days500g
STANIStarch Content by NIR£18.003 days500g
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements
Barley
Moisture, Specific Weight and Nitrogen by NIR£16.003 days500g
GCAPGerminative Capacity£15.005 days100g
SCOGEGerminative Energy(4ml and 8ml)£15.005 days100g

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Packages

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Beans
FNBPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Ascochyta fabae1, Seed rate table
£72.2010 days600g
FNSPStandard
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Ascochyta fabae1 and Stem Nematode1
£87.5010 days1000g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Peas
FPBPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£42.7510 days600g
FPSPStandard
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Ascochyta pisi1 and Mycosphaerella pinoides.
£72.0010 days1000g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Seed quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All pulses
GGermination1£43.0010 days500g
TSW1000 seed weight1£17.003 days500g
MMMoisture by moisture meter*£8.003 days500g
TZTetrazolium seed viability1 £50.003 days500g
TZVIGTetrazolium seed viability and vigour1£75.003 days500g
PSeed Purity£26.003 days1000g
OPSOther Seed Count£54.003 days1000g
CONPConductivity Vigour (Peas only)£65.003 days500g
*Send in a moisture proof container
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Seed disease

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All pulses
PCLINPlant Clinic testing£86.0010 daysn/a
Beans
ASCOAscochyta fabae1£43.007 days500g
STNEMStem Nematode1£31.003 days500g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Peas
APMPAscochyta pisi1 and Mycosphaerella pinoides£43.007 days500g
PBPea Blight£101.0014 days1000g
PSBMVPea Seed Borne Mosaic Virus£97.003 days500g
MSPOTMarsh Spot1£49.003 days500g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Produce quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All pulses
PROTProtein and Nitrogen*£21.003 days1000g
Moisture/Dry matter (oven)*£8.003 days1000g
Protein and Moisture Content by NIR£16.003 days1000g
PNIRProtein Content by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy£10.503 days1000g
NNIRNitrogen Content by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy£10.503 days1000g
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements

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Packages

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Oilseed rape
SRBPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£47.7510 days10g
SRSPStandard
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table, Phoma lingam and Alternaria
£117.0010 days50g
SREPExpress
Tetrazolium seed viability1 and 1000 seed weight1
£61.253 days10g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing
Linseed
LSBPBasic
Germination1, 1000 seed weight1, Seed rate table
£47.757 days10g
LSEPExpress
Tetrazolium seed viability1 and 1000 seed weight1
£61.253 days10g
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Seed quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All oilseeds
GGermination1£43.007 days50g
TSW1000 seed weight1£17.002 days50g
MMMoisture by moisture meter*£8.002 days50g
TZTetrazolium seed viability1 (Oilseed rape and Linseed)£50.003 days50g
TZVIGTetrazolium seed viability and vigour1 (Oilseed rape and Linseed)£75.003 days50g
PSeed Purity£26.002 days50g
OPSOther Seed Count£54.002 days100g
SC50Sclerotia search (Sclerotinia spp.) (Oilseed rape)£35.002 days70g
*Send in a moisture proof container
1These tests are screened to remove small seeds before testing

Seed disease

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All oilseeds
PCLINPlant Clinic testing£86.0010 daysn/a
Oilseed rape
ALTAlternaria spp.£43.007 days25g
PLPhoma Canker 500 seeds£56.0011 days25g
PLALTCombined Phoma and Alternaria£65.007 days25g
TUYVTurnip Yellows Virus (ELISA)£60.005 days20 leaves
Verticillium longisporum£95.005 days100g
PLPhoma Canker 1000 seeds£95.0011 days25g
XCCXanthomonas Black Rot 10000 seeds£104.005* days50g
XCCXanthomonas Black Rot 30000 seeds£150.005* days150g
* If requires host inoculation may take up to 12 weeks
Linseed
LINSDSeed borne pathogens
Alternaria, Botrytis, Phoma, Collectotrichum, Fusarium and Mycosphaerella
£43.0011 days25g
Soyabean
DIAPDiaporthe phaseolorum£65.007 days500g
PSGPseudomonas syringae pv. glycine£93.0021 days1000g
Sunflower
Botrytis£66.6011 days500g

Variety identification

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Oilseed rape
Variety identification by DNA fingerprinting on seed or leaf material (minimum charge for sample and reference)£150.005 days10g

Produce quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All oilseeds
PROTProtein and Nitrogen*£21.003 days500g
Moisture/Dry matter (oven)*£8.003 days500g
OILOil content by NMR£18.003 days100g
Oil content by solvent extraction£41.003 days100g
FAMEFatty acid profile (FAME) £45.003 days100g
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements
Oilseed rape
GLSXRGlucosinolate content by XRF£32.003 days100g
GLSHPGlucosinolate content by HPLC (Includes OSR meal/pellets)£102.003 days100g
EAErucic acid content only£45.003 days100g

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Packages

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
MILDSix Virus Tuber Check
PLRV, PVY*, PVX, PVS, PVA and PVV
£216.504-6 weeks100 tubers
Fungal Disease Tuber Check
Combination of a microscopic exam of excised eyes (eye plugs) and visual assessment of the incidence of Skin Spot, Stem Canker, Black Scurf and Silver Scurf
£50.7514 days100 tubers

Potato disease

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
LFLRYVirus in foliage - PLRV and PVY* and any combination of PVX, PVS, PVA and PVV can be tested for an additional £26.00 per virus£123.003 days100 compound leaves
TULRYVirus in tubers - PLRV and PVY* and any combination of PVX, PVS, PVA and PVV can be tested for an additional £26.00 per virus£145.004-6 weeks100 tubers
R_PVYRapid PVY in tubers£317.005 days100 tubers
RAPIDRapid PVY and PLRV in tubers£360.005 days100 tubers
TRV_MRapid TRV in tubers£128.005 days100 tubers
Visual assessment of tuber blemishes
assessment of the incidence of Skin Spot, Stem Canker, Black Scurf, Scabs and Silver Scurf. Microscopic confirmation of Powdery Scab if required
£37.007 days100 tubers
Incubation of excised eyes and microscopic examination
of the incidence of Skin Spot, Stem Canker, Black Scurf and Silver Scurf
£27.0014 days100 tubers
ERWBlackleg (Pectobacterium spp. and Dickeya spp.) £112.0014 days100 tubers
SCABPowdery and Common Scab (visual and PCR confirmation)£110.007 days10 tubers
Alternaria solani/A. alternata confirmation £28.007 days5 leaves
Alternaria solani/A. alternata confirmation by PCR£41.003 days5 leaves
PCLINPlant Clinic testing£86.0010 daysn/a
* Combined measure of PVY o and PVY n strains. For an additional £26.00 we can separately identify the strains. Viral, Fungal and Blackleg tests can be done on the same sample

Variety identification

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
PCRIDVariety identification by DNA fingerprinting £157.005 days4 tubers

Produce quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Moisture/Dry matter (oven)*£8.003 days1000g (or minimum of 10 tubers)
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements

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Fungal and Viral diseases

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
New for 2015 Verticillium longisporum £210.005 days1000g
TRV_STobacco Rattle Virus bait test£131.00 single or £70.00 two or more testsup to 75 days1000g
Clubroot presence bait test£50.00up to 75 days1000g

Nematodes

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
FLNFree Living Nematodes, count and identification to genus£56.0010 days1000g
PCNESPCN cyst count£19.007-14 days1000g
PCNCOPCN cyst , egg and juvenile count£31.007-14 days1000g
PCNSPPCN species identification£43.003-5 days50 cysts*
Beet Cyst Nematode cyst, egg and juvenile count, confirmation of species by PCR£66.003-5 days1000g
*tests can be done on smaller samples. A surcharge of £15.00 will be applied if extraction of cysts is required.

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Seed quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All vegetables
GGermination*£43.00depends on speciesdepends on species^
TSW1000 seed weight£17.003 days
MMoisture by oven method**£23.003 days
PSeed Purity£26.003 days
OPSOther Seed Count£54.003 days
AAAccelerated Ageing (range of species)£96.0021 days
CDControlled Deterioration (range of species)£92.0021 days
*Interim germination counts available for an additional £6.00 per count
**Send in a moisture proof container
^ For pelleted seed of any species at least 1250 pellets per test are required

Seed disease

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All vegetables
PCLINPlant Clinic testing£86.00up to 10 daysn/a
Beetroot
PBETPhoma betae£69.007 days25g
Lettuce
SEPTSeptoria Leaf Spot£69.007 days5g
LMVLettuce Mosaic Virus£82.007 days25g
Carrot
ALTAlternaria spp.£69.007 days10g
Parsnip
FSDFungal Disease Check - Phoma, Alternaria spp., Itersonilia£69.007 days10g
Vegetable brassicas
PLPhoma Canker 1000 seeds£95.0011 days25g
XCCXanthomonas Black Rot 10000 seeds£104.005 days*50g
XCCXanthomonas Black Rot 30000 seeds£150.005 days*150g
*If requires host inoculation may take up to 12 weeks
Onion
Stem Nematode in tissuePOA14 daysn/a
Fungal pathogens on onion setsPOA28 daysn/a

Variety identification

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Tomatoes
TOMIDVariety identification by DNA fingerprinting £227.005 days4 fruit

Produce quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All vegetables
PROTProtein and Nitrogen*£21.003 days1000g
Moisture/Dry matter (oven)*£8.003 days2000g
GLSHPGlucosinolate for vegetable brassicas by HPLC£131.003-4 days500g
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements

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Seed quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All grasses
GGermination£43.00depends on species50g
TSW1000 seed weight£17.003 days50g
MMoisture by oven method*£23.002 days50g
PSeed Purity£26.003 days50g
OPSOther Seed Count£54.003 days100g
FLOURFluorescence test for Ryegrass and Fine Fescue£64.0021 days10g
*Send in a moisture proof container
Lupin
BLUBitter Lupin test£49.002-3 days200g

Seed disease

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All grasses
PCLINPlant Clinic testing£86.00up to 10 daysn/a
Ryegrass/Fescues
ENDOEndophyteP.O.A.5 days50g
Ryegrass
BlindseedP.O.A.7 days50g

Produce quality

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
All grasses
PROTProtein and Nitrogen*£21.003 days500g
Moisture/Dry matter (oven)*£8.003 days1000g
D-value by NIR (grass only)*P.O.A.3 days500g fresh or 300g dried
Digestability, Ash, ME and CWD by NIR (maize only)*P.O.A.3 days500g fresh or 300g dried
*Please contact us to discuss the number of samples and your requirements

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Malt

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Glycosidic Nitrile (Minimum of 2 samples)£41.003 days100g

Malt & Wort analysis package

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
We can provide a tailor made screening service specific to your needs. Below are examples of the tests available, please contact Anna Perka or David Evershed on 01223 233258 to discuss your requirements and for further information.
Hot Water ExtractP.O.A.
Nitrogen
Friability
Homogeneity
Fermentability
β-Glucan
Total Soluble Nitrogen
Colour
Clarity
Viscosity
Diastatic Power
Alpha Amylase

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We can provide a tailor made screening service specific to your needs. Below are examples of the tests available, please contact Anna Perka or David Evershed on 01223 233258 to discuss your requirements and for further information.

Malting Barley

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Barley NitrogenP.O.A.
Germinative Capacity
Germinative Energy
Malt Production
Malt Analysis - Malt Nitrogen
Malt Analysis - HWE
Malt Analysis - Friability
Malt Analysis - Fermentability
Malt Analysis - Diastatic Power
Malt Analysis - Alpha Amylase
Wort Analysis - β-Glucan
Wort Analysis - Colour
Wort Analysis - Clarity
Wort Analysis - Viscosity
Wort Analysis - Total Soluble Nitrogen
Glycosidic nitrile

Wheat

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Nitrogen/Protein by DumasP.O.A.
Moisture, Sp. Weight and Protein
Hagberg Falling Number
SDS Sedimentation
Milling Hardness by NIR
Starch Content by NIR

Oilseed Rape

Code Test Price Test duration Sample size
Moisture/Dry Matter (Oven)P.O.A.
Oil Content by NMR
Glucosinolate Content by XRF / HPLC
Fatty Acid Profiling

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