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Novel spore trap could revolutionize crop disease monitoring

An automated spore trap has been developed in the U.K. which could change the way disease monitoring is done for crops and help farmers target fungicide applications better. 


July 26, 2018
By Seed Quest

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Unlike passive spore traps that require sending samples to a laboratory, these automated spore traps conduct the DNA tests on the collected samples within the traps. Then, the results are sent wirelessly to a server. The developed trap has the potential to test up to three different pathogens in the sample each day. | READ MORE