First to bring to your field is Botrytis Alert.
Our first crop pathogen diagnostic test.
We understand that in Agriculture, profit margins are narrow with a ‘zero-tolerance’ of disease expression. As part of an Innovate UK funded initiative, we have been trialling Botrytis Alert with Berry Garden Growers. Using spore sampling devices our consortium tested crop bioaerosols for Botrytis to drive early warning of disease potential on exposed crops. In soft fruit, the test has been used to identify Botrytis infection potential, guide the timed application of control treatments, inform quality and drive crop post-harvest management decisions. Our research is advancing towards extending the portfolio of innovative agricultural diagnostic devices, so look out for Mologic!
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The UK's innovation agency.
UK Research and Innovation works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England.
Mologic has a great history of working with academics, institutions and industry. An Innovate Agri-tech grant with Berry Garden Growers, NIAB EMR and Warwickshire College Group (Pershore) has enabled us to develop a suite of low cost, easy to use lateral flow tests to help support prevention of disease and manage post-harvest soft fruit losses.