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Early Crop Disease Detection: Molecular vs. Microscopy

Early detection of late blight, or Phytophthora infestans, is key to managing its spread and reducing the impact on crops. But with two main methods of identification available, how do you know which one is best for you? The method used in Spornado Sampler early disease detection systems is molecular based, qPCR, or quantitative polymerase […]

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Silver Scurf in Potato Storage

In collaboration with a potato processor, Spornado is excited to be monitoring potatoes in storage for the first time to detect Silver Scurf, caused by the fungus Helminthosporium solani. This disease causes silver-gray patches to appear on the skin of the potato and reduces the marketability of the crop if the potatoes are visibly infected.  The severity of silver […]

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Spornado @ Twin Creeks Greenhouse

Spornado is being used indoors for the first time at Twin creeks greenhouse, a family owned and operated company with 40 acres of peppers under glass in southwestern Ontario. Their commitment to innovation, green practices and product excellence led them to seek out the data driven disease management Spornado provides. Entry into the greenhouse market […]

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To Spray or not to Spray

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Spore trapping-analysis technology

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Trapping Spores for Science

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Alberta spore traps catch late blight spores

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SVG Ventures announces the THRIVE VI Accelerator Cohort

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The future of disease management in Western Canada

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Improving Sclerotinia management in canola

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