Unfortunately, we have witnessed in recent years our global food supply be at risk due to flooding, drought, pests and diseases. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 40 percent of crops are lost to pests and disease every year, leaving millions of people around the world without an adequate food supply.
Just like with human and animal health, prevention and the ability to respond quickly is crucial to the health and longevity of plants. And as our population experiences continued growth, plant health is important now more than ever.
MatMaCorp’s portable technology solutions make plant testing easier and more affordable than ever before. It’s affordability and ease can provide a low-cost disease prevention system to farmers, as well as provide the ability to respond quickly to disease before it becomes a huge problem. Farmers can increase yields while spending less on inputs year round. MatMaCorp has developed tests for plant parasite nematodes that feed on economically important crops and tests for plant pathogens such as Frogeye Leaf Spot. We can also distinguish between hemp and cannabis varieties of C. sativa.