Why Read The DNA In Your Fields?
One Simple Test Can Show All The Pathogens In Your Field
Your farm is a complex ecosystem of insects, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and more. These organisms play a critical role in plant productivity, health, and disease
Using advanced genetic technologies, Pattern can read the DNA of the organisms in your field, and use this to help you predict and prevent problems from pathogens responsible for >$10 Billion in yield loss every year across the Midwest
Rootworms, wireworms and other soil borne insects are responsible for >$1B in damage and control costs
Nematodes are the silent yield robber for corn and soybeans, costing farmers billions
We can detect soil borne foliar diseases that are responsible for an average of $5B in yield loss in every year!
Root & Stalk Rots
Root rots and stalk diseases are a major problem, responsible for ~$1.5B in yield loss and replant costs
An All-In-One Risk Detection & Input Decision Tool
Our analysis detects the DNA of any soil borne organism. The more DNA we read from a specific organism, the more likely that population will swell during the next growing season, causing damage and yield loss
We use this genetic information, paired with known economic thresholds and benchmarks, to help inform where your pathogen risks are high or low. Armed with this insight you can spend on the inputs where you need them most, and save your money where you don't!
What we can do for you
Visualize Your Risks
Map your pathogen risk on a sub-field level to help inform management practices, input decisions, and in season activity
Make Informed Decisions
Use industry benchmarks and our proprietary agronomic-by-microbe dataset to make more informed management and input decisions, so you can spend where you need it, and save where you don't!
Predict Potential Losses
See how your fields compare to known industry benchmarks, the rest of your operation, and nearby fields
What you can do with this information
Plan with confidence
Fields with a high pathogen load should consider rotating to another crop
Tillage is effective at reducing the load of many fungal pathogens, and should be considered in high risk fields
Spacing, Pop & Fertility
When at higher risk for disease, managing plant stress is key to ensuring a good stand and robust yields
Knowing where to scout and what to look for will save time and catch potential issues in season
Spend where you need it, save where you don't
Key Input Decisions
Hybrid / variety selection is critical for many fungal diseases. Make sure you have built in protection with the right germplasm
Bt traits are one of the best tools for insect control - know what you're up against, and which trait package you actually need to pay for!
Make sure you give your seedlings a chance to reach their full potential by protecting those critical first days and weeks
In Season Applications
Knowing your pathogen risk going into a season will help you get ahead of issues, and make an informed decision on foliar treatments
The Crops & Pathogens We Cover
We are focused on Midwest row crops with a particular emphasis on the pests and diseases affecting Corn and Soybeans
Some of the most damaging insects live in your soil. Pattern's analysis picks up live specimens and eggs counts so you can build your IPM plan accordingly
Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Gray Leaf Spot, Goss's Wilt. Sometimes you can rescue your crop, sometimes it's too late. Don't take chances with your hard work and investment. Know where you're at risk next season!
Corn nematodes are the silent yield robbers - with some species estimated to cause yield losses in excess of 20%. In this case, what you don't know can hurt you.
Overwintering in the soil and crop residue, stalk rots like Fusarium and Anthracnose are just waiting to sap your yield potential, and cause lodging at harvest. Get the jump on them now with Pattern's report.
Soybean Cyst is the number one yield robber for Soybeans. You could have >10% yield loss without any visible signs above ground.
White Mold & Other Foliar Disease
White Mold, Brown Spot, Frogeye Leaf spot, Brown Stem Rot. They all add up to significant yield loss for Soybeans. Make sure you know what you're up against and have a solid scouting and in season plan to intervene if needed.
Sudden Death Syndrome
SDS is the silent killer. It's hard to predict your pathogen load, and the only control is from a seed treatment. You need to know your risk BEFORE you plant!
Pytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Fusarium. It's not just your stand count that will take a hit. Early season disease will stunt a plant's full potential. Make sure you're protected.
How It Works
We Take Care Of The Details So You Can Focus On The Decisions
Pattern offers an end-to-end service to help you make more informed decisions. From collecting samples in field, to reviewing results and recommendations, we're there each step of the way to ensure you can better predict, prevent, and prosper
Plan & collect samples
We're not afraid to get our hands dirty - once we've dialed in a sampling protocol for your farm, we take care of the rest by pulling samples and shipping them to our lab
Review results and make decisions
Once we've processed your samples and interpreted the results, your Pattern Regional Manager will sit down with you to walk through the highlights and think through the implications for management decisions, input purchases, and in-season activities
Process samples in lab
Using the latest in genetic sequencing, data science, and hardware automation, we extract the DNA from your soil, turn it into a digital fingerprint of the organisms living in your field, and translate that into an estimate of disease risk and damage potential based on economic thresholds
We include results for all covered crops and pathogens on every acre we serve, regardless of what you plan to plant next year
Execution in field
Don't want to pull samples? Don't worry, we got it covered!
All covered crops
Includes Corn and Soybeans for 2019 / 2020
All covered pathogens
Soil borne insects, nematodes, foliar disease, stalk and root rot
Interpretation & advice
Custom analysis from your Pattern Regional Manager