Cubed Lab’s first diagnostic is CRD™ Botrytis, a rapid point-of-need test to detect the presence of botrytis, also known as gray mold or bunch rot.
The botrytis fungus infects over 230 plant species, evident on the surface as gray fluffy mycelium. Worldwide, it is estimated it causes losses of US$10-100bn (Jin & Wu, 2015) and can counteract a broad range of plant defense chemicals. CRD™ Botrytis enables farmers to proactively address infections at the earliest possible stage and treat accordingly. It can detect botrytis before it appears and while you can still treat it.