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MDARD Laboratory Seed Testing Services
Dry Bean Seed Sample Analysis Request Form (click on link to obtain)
Seed-borne pathogen tests for dry edible bean seed
|Blight: Oct-Dec 15
|Blight: Dec 16 -Mar 30
|Mosaic: Oct-Jan 15
|Anthracnose: Oct-March 30
Sample Sizes Required For Testing
Beans for disease testing shall consist of 5 lb. samples well packaged to prevent container breakage. Blight, mosaic and anthracnose testing is performed between October 1 and March 30 only.
Note: Chemically treated seed will not be accepted for blight testing.
Dry bean seed samples to be tested for bacterial blight, bean common mosaic virus and anthracnose may be brought or mailed to the laboratory at:
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
1615 S. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48823-5224
Attention: Richard Kaitany
Phone: (517) 337-5091
Fax: (517) 337-5094
Samples must be securly packaged to prevent damage during shipment. Payment may be made by check payable to the State of Michigan at the time of submission or after billing. For special tests or other information, please contact the laboratory at (517) 337-5091.