AGRIBUSINESS – Pre-commercialization
A diagnostic solution to facilitate sustainable pest management in agriculture
AYOS diagnostic is a pre-startup company that offers to soy producers a diagnostic tool to reduce the spread of certain crop diseases, namely Phytophthora root rot, which causes considerable annual losses in Canada.
Based on the research work of professors Richard R. Bélanger and François Belzile of Université Laval, this molecular tool uses genetic markers that quickly and precisely identify the different strains of a disease from a simple soil or plant sample. It will allow producers to choose adapted and resistant soybean varieties, to reduce the use of pesticides, while minimizing production losses.