Burkard DNA auto spore trap
Burkard DNA auto spore trap
Technical Specification
Technology Readiness Level
Farm Scale Types
Big scale
Production Systems
Open field
Technique Types
Diagnostics and detection techniques, Others (Monitoring techniques)
Application Ranges
Company Name
Burkard Manufacturing Co Ltd
Country Origin
United Kingdom
Special Requirement
Need for a special agricultural landscape
Need Special Training


The device collects particles from the air, such as fungal spores. At the end of the user-defined sampling period, the sample is moved through a series of different processes, which enables the instrument to detect the amount of spores of a target species that were in the air during the sampling period. To do this, the spores are broken open in order to release the DNA inside. Once broken open, a subsample of the disrupted spores is transferred to a tube of dried reagents within the device, in order to detect the DNA of a specific crop pathogen using a DNA-specific assay.

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Crops Used
  • Oilseed rape (canola)
  • Potato
Crops Possible
  • Vegetables
Countries Used
  • Ukraine