Virus testing

  1. Grapevine pathogen diagnosis Grapevine pathogen diagnosis
  2. Grapevine virus elimination Grapevine virus elimination
  3. Virus testing sample submission Virus testing sample submission

AWRI Commercial Services uses technology based on recent research to provide rapid, sensitive and reliable detection of a range of plant pathogens.

Testing is available for 12 grapevine viruses and phytoplasmas, as well as other pathogens responsible for various crop diseases. The service is offered nationally and internationally with samples received from across Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Germany, Argentina and South Africa. AWRI Commercial Services’ virus testing is a continuation of the services previously provided by the University of Adelaide through Waite Diagnostics.

Testing is carried out by Dr Nuredin Habili, an experienced plant virologist, who is also involved in the research and development of these tests. He has more than 20 years’ experience working with plant viruses.


Virus testing team

Telephone: 08 8313 7426