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AuthorBerna, A
AuthorTrowell, S
AuthorCroft, B
Date Accessioned2018-03-05
Date Available2018-03-05
Issued2016
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11079/17018
AbstractThis project's objective was to develop a rapid 'sniff test' to diagnose ratoon stunting disease (RSD) using a new technology called 'Enose' or electronic nose. The aim was to be able to identify contaminated cane within minutes in the field, rather than wait for samples to be aggregated, shipped to, and tested at a central laboratory and with a procedure that takes more than a day to complete. Some species of pathogenic bacteria can be characterized by the volatile chemicals they produce and it is believed that Leifsonia xyli will be the same. The proposed test could be applied to a large number of sap samples or to freshly cut cane in a sampling chamber. The headspace would be drawn off the sample and analysed by Enose with minimal processing. The test could be automated and performed in a laboratory or, if desired, close to or in the field. The eNose test would improve RSD management and reduce costs to Productivity Service companies.
Languageen
PublisherSugar Research Australia
Part of Series2013/001; CES001
TitleRapid detection of ratoon stunting disease; final report 2013/001


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  • Pest, Disease and Weed Management [144]
    Research outcomes: A comprehensive RD&E program that addresses existing and emerging pests, diseases and weeds, allowing sugarcane growers to manage their crops efficiently with minimal environmental impacts. An enhanced industry capacity to deal with incursions of exotic pests, diseases and weeds.

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