The Business of Agriculture Podcast, Is Your Field Infected?


My farmer friends at XtremeAg say, “The limiting yield factor isn’t the seed, it’s probably us.” Well, that’s not necessarily the case — another huge limiting yield factor is loss due to pathogens. With so many nasty diseases out there, our problem has often been misdiagnosis or a failure to treat our crops before the damage is done. Fortunately, new technology has emerged to detect pathogens before they present themselves. Thus allowing preemptive treatment or, in the absence of pathogens, no treatment which is a win for the environment AND your wallet. Mike Tweedy with PatternAg joins Damian to discuss new innovations in autumn pathogen detection which allows for seed selection and treatment plans months before any problem arises.