Plant clinic

BBRO provides a diagnostic service to sugar beet growers.

The BBRO Plant Clinic is managed by Dr Kate Orman, supported by Eleanor Towler (both pictured),  Dr Alistair Wright and Prof Mark Stevens.


To contact Kate please email enquiries with photographs to The plant clinic team will then assess your problem and advise you on what samples to send to the lab.

 We have facilities in our Norwich laboratory and glasshouses for a range of diagnostic tests from microscopic investigation of foliar diseases, virus detection, beet cyst nematode identification and germination tests.

Download: Plant Clinic Form

Or use QR code

Please send samples to:   BBRO, Plant Clinic, Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich. Norfolk. NR4 7UG.


 In 2022 a wide variety of samples were received: 







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BBRO is a not for profit making company.
We are set up jointly by British Sugar plc and the National Farmers' Union.

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