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Smart Spore Trap for Pathogen Detection

Fera offers automated detection of disease risk

In-field detection

  • Integration of spore sampling, in-field pathogen detection and weather monitoring into one automated device
  • Early detection of spore incursion by Septoria tritici, brown rust and yellow rust
  • Self-reporting of results to central hub via phone network and/or satellite
  • Independent operation for seven days

Risk calculation

  • Detection of first presence of spores
  • Measurement of spore loads during decision period
  • Calculation of disease risks using new forecast models Services to user
  • Automated communication of risks based on local weather and spore load
  • Alerts for action before disease symptoms become visible
  • Delivering flexibility on spray windows, timing and product choice

Our SMART spore trap carries out Loop-mediated isothermal AMPlification (LAMP) analysis which measures the level of pathogen present in the spore sample. Currently our spore trap can detect three wheat diseases: septoria, brown rust & yellow rust.

We will be using this technology on the CropMonitor network, which in 2017 will operate at 30 locations in England.

Learn more about CropMonitor here.


Download the CropMonitor™ app here.

If you would like to know more on how Fera can help you intelligently manage your risk,
contact us on:

Tel: +44 (0)300 100 0322

Or via our Contact Form