Prevent crop damage in an early stage
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Plant pathogens can be latent in the crop or in the greenhouse. They are not visible to the naked eye; their presence only becomes apparent when the plant begins to exhibit damage. By then it’s too late!
The Eurofins Agro DNA Multiscan makes it possible to monitor the development of fungi and bacteria in an early stage. The pathogens can be detected not only in plants, but also in plant reproductive materials, such as cultivation tables, casks and tools. The DNA Multiscan is a unique DNA technique. It shows the presence of fungi and bacteria in even the smallest concentrations. You are therefore already warned before the symptoms appear in the plant.
Plant specific packages
Extensive research packages are available for greenhouse vegetables, greenhouse cultivation in general, grasses & lawn, woody plants, ornamental plants and open field agriculture. In addition, there are a number of plant specific packages whereby only the pathogens for strawberries, gerberas, cucumbers, peppers, roses or tomatoes are analysed. Moreover, there is a special Trichoderma package. In addition to the analyses to trace fungi, Eurofins Agro has a special bacteria package. This is used to search for various types of harmful bacteria.
The DNA Previscan is a quick preventive test to test on a regular basis for the presence of more common ‘problem fungi’ in substrate cultivation. This analysis will give you clarity about the fungi population within a few days. The price is lower than for the other packages because the number of fungi is limited. If you would like more fungi examined, you should choose DNA Multiscan.