Ingenious Diagnostics Combat Global Plant Disease

Plant pathologist, Dr. Naidu Rayapati, is using a deceptively simple technology to help diagnose crop diseases in developing countries.
Small FTA Classic cards are used in the field to obtain plant samples, which can be easily transported to Washington State University for diagnosis using state-of-the-art lab equipment. His work offers hope for millions of people for whom crop failure can mean poverty and starvation.