Food security under control
Microbe monitoring and management for crop health and food safety
What We Do
We provide microbial surveillance for controlled environment agriculture, such as greenhouses and indoor farms.
We use DNA sequence information to read the microbial fingerprints and relate them to system operation and crop production.
We develop microbial inoculants and conditioners for keeping hydroponic systems healthy.
Our OMAFRA– and NRC– funded projects aim to explore the microbiome of greenhouse vegetable and commercial cannabis production, and how it can be harnessed for production benefits, including product yield, quality and control of disease-causing microbes.
We are looking for Ontario greenhouse, indoor farm and commercial cannabis operators who would be interested in participating. This would entail our research staff coming on site to collect samples from nutrient solution and roots for microbiome analysis. Alternatively, we send out sampling kits allowing growers to sample themselves. Data will be shared and reviewed with the growers. If you are interested, or still have questions, please let us know here.
Our Project in Numbers so far
Why Work With Us?
We provide a new way of looking at the health of your production system.