Trace Genomics will speak about technology that improves soil health and disease management. Trace Genomics, one of 35 agtech startups in the WG Center for Innovation & Technology, makes it easy for growers to understand the disease pressures in their land before putting plants into the ground.
During the Tech Talk®, the startup will detail how their various testing kits—pathogen panel, soil health and disease discovery—empower growers and advisors to take early steps to prevent losses in yield and profit due to soilborne diseases. Many growers currently use a chemical-based test on their soil, which does not present a full picture, can look for pathogens on a one by one basis and takes typically three months to receive the results. Trace Genomics will discuss how their pathogen panel can see every disease present (or at least 10 different pathogens) for one relatively inexpensive price.
Trace Genomics have been featured at the Thrive Accelerator and won the Innovation Award at last year’s Forbes Ag Tech Summit. They also recently won the Audience Choice Award at Western Growers’ Innovation Arena during the 2016 Annual Meeting in Hawaii.
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