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Swiss-based technology company Vivent announced today a new partnership with Bayer which grants the company access to the system PhytlSigns.

PhytlSigns provides real-time detection of crop stressors such as fungal diseases, insect infestations and nutrient deficiencies, well before a plant shows visual signs. Bayer researchers will use the technology in their development of new crop protection chemistry.

The announcement comes at a time when farmers worldwide report losing as much as 50 percent of their crops to stressors such as weeds, insects, diseases, and adverse environmental effects. PhytlSigns biosensors detect these problems using a plants’ own signals.  Growers then receive alerts regarding the stressors so they can take immediate corrective action.

 

Read the full article on hortidaily.

 

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