Following on from the conference last month, discussions continue as to how the project could utilise spore diagnostic equipment to pre-empt disease periods. The operational group hope to obtain a device to monitor this in the New Year.

The Spore diagnostic equipment would be able to identify:

  • Septoria – tritici but also nodorum
  • Rusts – yellow  (brown to a lesser extent)
  • Tan Spot
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Fusarium