Creative Diagnostics offers a broad range of ELISA kits for plant pathogen detection with high test performance characteristics to allow accurate, rapid, simple and high-throughput identification of the organism(s) that cause plant disease. In addition, Creative Diagnostics also provides a wide range of ELISA-based rapid test strips with visible color change signals by using lateral flow devices, which are designed for on-site, robust and fast detection of plant pathogens by unskilled personnel.
Plantix is a free mobile phone app to identify pests, diseases and deficiencies on crops. Images are uploaded on WhatsApp.
The Cyranose® 320 is a handheld chemical vapor sensing instrument to detect and identify complex chemical mixtures that constitute aromas, odors, fragrances, formulations, spills and leaks. It is also used to identify simple mixtures and individual chemical compounds. The Cyranose® 320 utilizes the NoseChip® array of nanocomposite sensors and advanced pattern recognition algorithms to detect and recognize the chemical vapor of interest via its smellprint. It also utilizes the versatile and intuitive PCnose software to “learn” the chemical profile of vapors of interest, enabling users to develop their own libraries of aromas, odors or the chemical characteristics of their own products.
Thrips-Lure is a controlled release dispenser of potent attractant to attract thrips in close proximity to a blue or yellow sticky card. Growers can use it to monitor thrips in low population situations or early before thrips become established. Thrips-Lure has the potential to mass trap thrips and keep populations low in crops. Research at LSU demonstrated that yellow sticky cards placed next to Thrips-Lure caught an average of 3 times more than untreated cards. Other university trials have shown the active ingredients in Thrips-Lure increase capture by 1.8-8 times more on sticky cards or water traps.
The device transmits infrared, invisible light across flying insects and automatically detects the back reflected light of each individual insect. This allows it to accurately measure the wing beat frequency, colour and wing to body ratio of insects flying through the sensor’s monitoring volume. The technique can scout for many insect species at once providing real-time insights into in-field insect populations and activity. Species-specific insect activity data combined with time, geo-location and environmental data are an input to digital farming solutions and the aim is to offer data integration between in-field sensors and farming software platforms. There are no products on the market yet.
Spore Sentry is an automated fungal spore trap. The trap is placed within a cropped area and works by sucking in air at 100 litres/min, far more than traditional spore traps. At the end of capture, a liquid reagent is automatically mixed with spores to release DNA, which is analysed using Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). Results are produced after about 30 minutes and sent wirelessly to a central database daily. Spore Sentry can take air samples and conduct tests unattended for up to eight pathogens per day over seven days before the LAMP consumables need replenishing. It has been developed for Septoria.
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.
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.
TRAPVIEW is an automated pest monitoring system that can be used to monitor remotely any kind of insect that can be lured into an insect trap. It works on all continents in any area covered by the GPRS or 3G network. Cameras powered by solar cells send pictures from the traps to a central database where they can be viewed, processed and are securely archived. The pests that are recognized are marked automatically and there are a range of tools to manage the information. It is a solution that efficiently powers your plant protection decision-making process. It can provide you with real-time and crystal clear situation overview, it can also forecast future pest situation and simulate different plant protection measure scenarios.