The Diagnostic Laboratory provides seed health and genetic tests on a wide array of crops, with a special focus on northern grown species. The lab performs specialized tests supporting the Field Seed and Potato certification programs as well as supporting the Regulatory Program in its mission to enforce state and federal seed labeling laws.
- Disease testing for a broad range of seed-borne pathogens
- Variety identification utilizing DNA markers and protein electrophoresis
- Genetic purity testing
- ELISA testing for potato virus