Horticultural lighting company LumiGrow in July announced a new line of early disease detection equipment developed in partnership with Scanit Technologies.
The new SporeCam sensors can capture, inspect and classify harmful airborne spores for diseases such as powdery mildew and botrytis. This allows growers to optimize disease management practices, minimize yield losses and monitor the effectiveness of their treatments.
The new system works through the LumiGrow smartPAR wireless lighting control. At the first notice of disease from the SporeCam, the system adjusts the LumiGrow smart LED fixtures automatically to a spectrum targeted for disease suppression.