Recent Advances for Detecting and Addressing Plant Disease: Towards Future Farming

Pranjali Sinha *

Department of Plant Pathology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, C.G.-492012, India.

Pooja Kathare

Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492012, India.

Anjan Roy

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh-474001, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Pests and pathogens inflict enormous financial harm on the global farming industry. Monitoring plant health and early pathogen detection is essential for facilitating successful management strategies and preventing the spread of disease. Various traditional methods and serological techniques have been found to be time-consuming and require handling skill. Also, the reliability of the result is uncertain, and it is hard to diagnose the pathogen during asymptomatic stages. Hence, the innovative sensors based on host reactions assessment, phage display-based biosensors, and bio-photonics in combination with other systems, remote sensing techniques integrated with spectroscopy-based approaches allow for high spatialization of data; these techniques could mainly be of immediate benefit for initial identification of infection and early control with limiting the use of Systemic Fungicides and developing a sustainable environment with high yield.

Keywords: Bio-photonics, bio-sensors, pathogen, remote sensing, spectroscopy

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Sinha , P., Kathare , P., & Roy , A. (2023). Recent Advances for Detecting and Addressing Plant Disease: Towards Future Farming. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(11), 87–94.


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