First EMPHASIS webinar ‘In-field diagnostics – the Genie and the LAMP’ will be held the 30th November 2016 (15:00 CET). The session will be delivered by EMPHASIS partner Fera, to introduce LAMP technology and its use for plant disease early detection.
LAMP is a DNA amplification technology which enables rapid and sensitive detection and when run on the Genie III platform enables detection of pests and diseases outside of the laboratory at any point in the agri-food chain where decisions are being made.
The target audience are researchers, agri-business and forestry experts, farmers and foresters and any other interested in being introduced to this portable molecular diagnostic tools on plant diseases.
Please register as soon as possible to the event and take part to this Emphasis project activity, your contribution and your participation will be of great value for the project.
Link to register: https://goo.gl/QN9WPy
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This short survey aims to learn more about how the practical solutions for pest surveillance, control and eradication developed under the EMPHASIS project address the needs of potential end-users.
EMPHASIS survey of end-users: deadline extended till 25 January 2019
The outbreaks of emergent plant diseases or insect pests are significantly increasing at an alarming rate due to climate change, global trade and other reasons. These plant health emergent problems are serious threats to global food security in this 21st century.