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Grow Help Australia: plant pest and disease diagnostic service for horticultural businesses

COVID-19 and Grow Help Australia service update

We anticipate that Grow Help will remain open indefinitely. However, there may be delays in testing and completing reports. We will do everything we can to get results to you promptly.

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Grow Help Australia provides a comprehensive plant pest and disease laboratory diagnostic service for commercial horticultural growers and consultants. Testing assists growers to manage pests and diseases to help improve productivity, quality and marketability of the crop.

We service the following industries:

  • production nursery
  • fruit and nut industries
  • vegetable
  • cut flower
  • forestry
  • niche and emerging horticultural industries
  • council and wildlife parks where there is evidence of environmental dieback.

We do not service the following:

If you have any questions about our service, please email

This guide explains the Grow Help Australia service, including how to select, package and submit your sample for testing.