Tomato plant vitality test enables early detection of pathogen pressure

As part of the Interreg IV EU Program, NSure developed a vitality test for tomato plants. Specific tomato genes indicate whether the plants are under pressure of a pathogen. Long before visible symptoms become apparent, activation or de-activation of specific genes indicate if the plants are attacked by either Botrytis cinerea or Powdery mildew, two of the major diseases in tomato horticulture.

Early identification of plants at risk from Botrytis or Powdery Mildew, enables prompt action to diminish losses. As part of the Interreg IV EU Program, NSure developed a vitality test for tomato plants. Specific tomato genes indicate whether the plants are under pressure of a pathogen. Long before visible symptoms become apparent, activation or de-activation of specific genes indicate if the plants are attacked by either Botrytis cinerea or Powdery mildew.

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