The cultivation of tulips suffers damage by different viruses, mainly due to the mosaic virus.
The presence of virus in the tulip bulb lowers the quality and is an impediment to exports. At high contamination all parties are rejected.
The aim of this project is to develop and test a prototype device for detection and removal of infected (tulips) plants in the open field. This provides economic (efficiency, market), labor (effort, working conditions, skills) and environmental (less preventive sprayings) benefits.