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Scientists meet growers at Frutic

Leading scientists presented new technologies for the fruit and vegetable industry during Tuesday’s FRUTIC Symposium at FRUIT LOGISTICA – to seed firms and growers, for example.

Peter Balk of NSure presented a molecular test for carrots, which can predict the occurrence of carrot leaf blight: "We identify genes that are associated with infections and the ripening process." Using the homogenate of the carrot skin, they can predict with up to 88 percent accuracy whether the sample is infected with fungi. Read more...