Source: Barb Glen, Producer.com, August 1, 2019
When things are hiding, dogs can sniff them out.
People, drugs, even certain types of cancer are evident to dogs through their superior olfactory systems capable of detecting odours as low as one to two parts per trillion.
So why not get them to sniff out clubroot, a production-limiting disease in canola and other crops that is hiding below ground and slowly spreading across the Prairies?
That question occurred to Michael Harding, research scientist and crop pathologist with Alberta Agriculture.
Image Source: Barb Glen, Producer.com
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