CropMonitor Pro is a state of the art sophisticated decision support platform which has been developed by Fera with Crop Health and Protection funded by Innovate UK. Services to support decisions at the local (field) scale will be launched for wheat and oilseed rape crops in September 2019. Landscape scale weather feed from UKMO which is a 2km x 2km gridded weather dataset for current and forecast weather delivers local weather services for each registered field location.
Daily pest risks (current day risk relative to threshold) for individual crops using Crop Monitor weather services, based on location, agronomic information and pest observations.
Current and forecast weather, soil type
Agronomy, growth stage prediction
>30 models incorporated
Performance of models
Spray/not spray, timing, product choice, dose, weather suitability
Free service at regional level
Subscription service to field scale
Integration with farm management systems
Hourly outputs for current day and forecasts in three hourly intervals for the following four days
Current day accumulated risk score for pests and diseases to identify need to spraySupport with decision on whether to spray and which pests/diseases to target. Current day high, medium or low accumulated risk.
Spray scheduler to understand whether current day is approaching/within appropriate spray timing window.
Assistance on timing sprays for optimal efficacy. Risk-to-crop metric to determine whether current pest/disease risk is significant in terms of crop susceptibility and economic return on spray costs.
List of products grouped as fungicides and insecticides approved for the targets identified as warranting a spray application.
Assistance on product choices. List of products, ais and mode of action with function to prioritise based on efficacy score, environmental impact indicator or resistance management.
Participatory sharing of pest and disease sightings to improve risk alerts Submitted via CropMonitor Pro application via desk top, laptop, tablet or phone.
Facilitated access to monitoring services which can inform spray thresholds to further support spray decisions.
Fight against blight, aphid monitoring, virus testing, soil testing etc.
This information is then available for farmers and growers to enable them to make more effective decisions about the treatments they need to apply to their crops in order to improve the quality and quantity of their yields.
CropMonitor provides information sourced from monitoring sites located across the country and reports up to date measurements of crop pest and disease activity in arable crops throughout the UK. Samples, collected from these monitoring sites are also used for analysis and research by other services within CHAP: The National Reference Collection and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
Our services include:
Yellow Water Trap for Monitoring of Aphids
National Weather Monitoring Network
Monitoring of Pathogen Pressure Prior to Disease Symptom Development
Modelling Platform for Pest and Disease Forecasting
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