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Agrometeo: decision support tool for pest prognosis and risk assessment

{Tool} Agrometeo: decision support tool for pest prognosis and risk assessment. Issuing Organisation(s): Agroscope.

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Online at: http://www.agrometeo.ch/de

Summary

Agrometeo is a platform offering information material and decision support tools for an optimized use of plant protection measures in conventional viticulture, orchards and arable cropping based on microclimatic data from over 150 weather stations in Switzerland generating forecast models of pest and disease risk. An interactive map enables to click on a specific weather station which gives the user the latest meteorological data, as well as prognosis of infection risks in viticulture and apple production.
Information material and control thresholds for cultivators of wheat (fusarium fungi), barley, potato (virus, late blight) and insect monitoring for European corn borer and pea moth is free for use. Control methods based on counting of infested main shots by eyespot, leaf diseases, septoria and DTR in arable crops, serve as monitoring device with updated regional data and alerts if control threshold are exceeded. Accordingly the farmers get informed if measures need to be taken.
Documentation (provided by Agridea) on control thresholds of pest for the main arable crops is attached with additional indication on control periods and methods, this helps farmers to self-assess the state of their own crops and a meaningful use of plant protection products.
Further forecast models evaluate the spread and development, and its treatment date for mildew, grapevine moth, apple scab and fire blight.
An insect-monitoring system is available for the European corn borer and pea moth throughout Switzerland based on data from observations on stubble, traps and flight curves.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Assess the risk of pest infestation on your crop according to weather forecasts
What problem does the tool address?:Pest and diseases in wheat, barley, potato (and fruit) production
What solution does the tool offer?:Decision support tool (forecast models, insect monitoring) and information material for an optimized use of plant protection measures in arable cropping systems
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools
Theme:Pest and disease control
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, diagnostic tool, disease control, fruit farming, pest control, risk assessment
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > Agroscope
European Union > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:http://www.agroscope.admin.ch
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30592
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:26
Last Modified:15 Mar 2017 09:50
Document Language:German/Deutsch, French/Francais, Italian/Italiano
Status:Published

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