Using similar technology to a pregnancy test, Pocket Diagnostic® is a range of easy to use rapid plant disease tests kits for the detection of commercially damaging plant diseases in plants and crops caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses.
The rapid tests are designed to provide quick, reliable, in the field results to enable faster decision making and prevent the spread of disease for efficient crop disease management, and environmental protection.
The rapid plant disease tests of pocket diagnostics is available for Erwinia amylovora, potato virus Y, Ralstonia solanacearum and Phytophthora.
The Planticus disease detection system consists of small wearable camera devices that are placed inside the greenhouse or in open fields to detect diseases in tomato crops. These devices gather images and process them using an AI algorithm, providing feedback to the farmer through an online dashboard. By using existing workers and vehicles and equipping them with small camera devices, a continuous monitoring system is established that can give an early warning in case of anomalies.
Dacom offer a range of grower products which are based on information about the weather and soil moisture. They supply weather stations and equipment to monitor soil moisture. They also provide a disease management service with advice on which products to apply. This is based on a range of disease models.The advice calculates the infection rate for several diseases and can be used everywhere in the world where weather data from a weather station is available. This can be a weather station from Dacom but it also can be a station from a third party like Adcon, Metos (Pessl), Davis, Sencrop, CIMEL, Corhize or Leap. For the advice the models use the weather data, the weather forecast, growth observations and performed crop protection actions.
SporSenz is an in-the-field sensor for plant diseases in soil and water. The device is inserted into the soil and samples the dominant microorganisms that are actively growing in the soil, facilitating a soil-health screen. SporSenZ only detects living and actively growing microorganisms in the field. The company also offer screening for hydroponic systems, and for water irrigation.
The company also offer disease identification from the plant material and can test the susceptibility of pathogens sampled from fields against crop protection products.
DroplegUL is an under-leaf application technique that enables plant protection products to be applied within the crop. Upward, horizontal and top down spray applications are possible. It is a light device and can be easily mounted on most boom sprayers. It is intended to provide more uniform coverage and better spray deposition on the lower canopy or lower side of leaves. It may also reduce spray drift compared with conventional application techniques.