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Alarm system for insect migration using weather radars

Pylkkö, Pirkko; Koistinen, Jarmo; Markkula, Irmeli; Ojanen, Hannu; Tiilikkala, Kari; Raiskio, Sakari; Leskinen, Matti and Ooperi, Sini (2008) Alarm system for insect migration using weather radars. Paper at: ERAD 2008 - the fift European conference on radar in meteorology and hydrology, Helsinki, Finland, 30 June - 4 July 2008.

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Summary

The pilot system for forecasting insect migrations to next two days will be operated during May and June 2008. Forecasts are concentrating on two major pests; namely diamond-back moth and bird cherry aphid. Five to ten pilot users will get automatic SMS warning messages and are able to study the situation more thoroughly via specific web pages. The pilot users report to the study team about their findings and the usefulness of the service. The validity of the service will be tested using field traps.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:insect migrations, weather radars
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Finland > Other organizations
Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:14714
Deposited On:26 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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