Goss’s Wilt

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis (Cmn), the causal organism of Goss’s Wilt, can infect a corn crop in any developmental stage, whether through wounds or transmitted directly through seed. Once the bacteria has colonized a crop, the surface-infested crop residue later becomes the main source of inoculum for future outbreaks of Goss’s wilt and leaf blight.

NAGC has optimized a test for Goss’s Wilt with high throughput capabilities that was very recently developed by a group from the University of MN (McNally et. al., 2016), which utilized a PCR-based assay to detect, identify and quantify the causal agent of Goss’s Wilt (Cmn). Utilizing the Goss’s Wilt assay, NAGC is able to provide an accurate, sensitive and affordable method for producers and researchers to assess the potential for developing Goss’s Wilt as a pre-screen of seed before purchase, for detecting the organism in field samples to assess the bacterial lode in the field before planting, as well as detecting the organism on symptomatic plant samples.

This project was funded in part by the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council.

Pricing

Green Plant Tissue & Seed Testing

1 – 10 sample submission……………..………………..……..……….$90/sample

11 + sample submission…………………………………..……..………$30/sample

Soil & Residue Testing

1 – 10 sample submission……………..…………………….……….$120/sample

11 + sample submission…………………………..…………..………$40/sample

Current Turnaround Time: Less than 30 days

Rush testing is available for a surcharge. Please contact Megan O’Neil at 701-239-1449 for expedited requests.

Submission Form General

Sample Submission -Soil 

Sample Submission – Seed (disease) 

Sample Submission – Plant (disease)