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An advanced detection method of root-pathogens in greenhouses

Objective

Abstract The production losses due to pathogens and the amount of pesticide used have to be reduced. To achieve this, a new method based on DNA-technology to detect a broad range of pathogens will be developed. Corn pared to the temporary methods to detect pathogens, the new method is faster (2 days instead of 2 weeks), has a broader range (30 fungi, 15 bacteria and 15 viruses instead of individual pathogens), can be automated and is 50% cheaper. With the results of the detection method the most appropriate moment to apply an effective dose of a suitable pesticide will be determined. This procedure will result in a 30% diminished use of pesticides and a 10% enlarged yield. In this proposal the research is focussed on greenhouse crops in soil and artificial media, the method however will be suitable for all agricultural crops.

Coordinator

GROEN AGRO CONTROL
Address
De Vries Van Heijstplantsoen 2
2628 RZ Delft
Netherlands

Participants (1)

FRANSISCO TORTOSSA DUARTE
Spain
Address
Paseo Juan Carlos Primero N° 19, 4A
04700 El Ejido