Soilborne diseases can have a serious impact on vegetable quality and yield.

Pre-plant soil DNA testing allows growers to optimise paddock management to avoid or minimise current and future productivity losses. Knowing which pathogen(s) pose a risk means that control measures can be targeted and effective.

This fact sheet provides guidance on the importance of monitoring soilborne diseases, pathogens that can be tested, method for pathogen testing and tips for understanding and managing soilborne disease risks.