The presence of pest organisms on horticultural products can cause decay. Meanwhile, the presence of chemical pesticides causes unsafe products.
To optimize disease and pest management in greenhouses detection at a very early stage is desirable. The current tests are time consuming and not always give an unambiguous results. The aim of this project is to develop tests for a rapid, sensitive detection of bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, insects into air, water, plants, substrate, et cetera. These tests use sensors with biomolecules "glued" on it.