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ClearDetections is proud to announce that its manager Marta Santos Paiva was appointed Chairperson of European Plant Diagnostics Industry Association (EPDIA).
Together with partners Camilo Gianinazzi from IpadLab, Willem Stol from Wageningen Plant Research and Caroline Freye from Loewe Biochemica. They compose the new board of EPDIA and will be responsible for the development of the association in the coming 2 years.

To the new board and to EPDIA, ClearDetections wishes a lot of Success!

Find out more about EPDIA and its role on the Plant Diagnostics Industry by visiting their website: https://www.epdia.eu/

The European plant Health Industry association EPDIA was launched in June 2021 on the scope of project Valitest.

The Association currently based in The Netherlands aims to play a key role on plant health diagnostics by being a connection point between kit producers, service laboratories, farmers and plant health authorities and organizational bodies. For now follow EPDIA on twitter and after summer more news about EPDIA should be announced.

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The presence of plant pathogens and pests in the field causes huge losses in the yield of crops and ornamental plants. One of the key elements to reduce the impact of any plant pathogen is the correct detection of infected plants and/or contaminated soil and water. Valitest EU project is focusing on the validation of plant health diagnostics. During the 1st semester of 2021, Valitest is offering several online workshops to introduce the importance of plant pathogens detection and test validation in diagnostic kits. This online workshops will offer you an opportunity to increase your theoretical and practical knowledge in diverse molecular techniques. As part of the Valitest consortium, ClearDetections presents you an unique opportunity to try our plant pathogenic nematode species Real-time PCR diagnostic kits in your own laboratory. Specifically, you will be able to detect Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or Meloidogyne chitwoodi. This practical session will be done in combination with five webinars, which will provide further theoretical support.

For more information about training sessions and webinars program, check the following invitation: Training activities announcements Dec 2020 .

If you have further questions you can visit Valitest website, or contact us directly at info@cleardetections.com.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°773139.

Heterodera glycines, also known as soybean cyst nematode is a bisexual cyst-forming species. It invades the root and begin feeding on a group of cells which become modified into a multinucleate syncytium. In the field, there are three to five generations per year. In the absence of a host, contents of cysts may remain viable in soil for 6-8 years. 

These characteristics make Heterodera glycines a major pest of soy beans in Asia and the USA. In North Carolina (USA), H. glycines is also a pest on Phaseolus vulgaris. In Japan, it interacts with the fungus Phialophora gregata on Vigna angularis. The nematodes can be controlled by the use of soil-applied nematicides or, more effectively, by nematicides in combination with long crop rotation and the use of resistant and susceptible cultivars in a flexible integrated plant production system.  

To help manage this problem in 2016 ClearDetections launched his Real-Time PCR diagnostic kit for H. glycines. Based on the COI region and validated according to the EPPO standards it is a product that allows you clear, quick and specific diagnostic in the laboratory using Real-Time PCR technology.

Using our Real-Time PCR diagnostic kit for H. glycines will make you one step ahead to fight the soybean nematode pest.

Do you want to know more about this product? Do you request assistance to set-up our technology in your laboratory? Get in touch with us via info@cleardetections.com. Our team stands ready to partner up with you and be your partner in plant disease diagnostics.