EPDIA is the voice of the European Plant Diagnostic Industry.
Our purposes are to make reliable and validated products available to more end-users
and help laboratories move towards an efficient testing process.
EPDIA aims to provide information to end-users and all the plant health field stakeholders on phytodiagnostic technologies and their validation.
|Diagnostic kits database|
EPDIA aims to promote and improve the quality of European plant health diagnostic tools through the EPDIA Quality Charter to support the production and the development of qualitative and reliable manufactured tools by plant diagnostics Industry.
|EPDIA quality charter|
Membership of the Association is open to all operators in the plant protection sector and to other qualified workers who are interested in improving plant health.
Healthy plants are essential for a dependable supply of seeds, plant growing material, and consequently for the sustainability of the food chain for humans and animals. Close surveillance of plant pests and diseased plants is therefore of most importance for the public well-being and the economy. Several players are involved in plant health and its protection. Plant health diagnostics consists in the detection, identification and characterization of plant pests (viruses, phytoplasma, bacteria, fungi, viroids and nematodes) and represents an essential step in the control of infectious diseases of cultivated plant varieties.