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Welcome to CropMonitor

This website 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 England. All data gathered are being analysed to identify disease and pest risk, seasonal variation in disease development and the effectiveness of control strategies. Users will be alerted to emerging threats during the growing season and advised on appropriate courses of action.

CropMonitor Smartphone App

Available now for the iPhone, search the appstore for 'Crop Monitor' or see CropMonitor for iPhone.


Mildew in wheat 24 Nov 2015
Some reports of mildew at greater severity than desired on some wheat crops in the south east - particularly on Skyfall and Solstice.  

Phoma in OSR update 24 Nov 2015
Severity of Phoma has reached threshold in south east and is increasing in the eastern counties. The mild weather, which is forecast to continue, will only promote the disease.  

Defra Winter Wheat Survey: summer disease 2015 14 Oct 2015
Results from the latest Defra survey of winter wheat disease levels in commercially managed crops at GS75 are now available. Data confirm that 2015 was a very low disease year with total foliar disease levels on the top two leaves the third lowest since 1970. S. tritici again dominated as the most prevalent disease, affecting 61% of crops surveyed.  

Defra Oilseed Rape Survey: summer disease 2015 29 Jul 2015
Results from the Defra survey of diseases of winter oilseed rape in summer 2015 show that light leaf spot was the most common disease affecting crops this year with levels still above long-term averages, but lower than the record incidences seen in 2012 and 2014.  

What's new

15 October 2015: Results from the assessments of disease levels in winter wheat in summer 2015 are now available. Click here for more information.

29 July 2015: Results from the assessments of disease levels in winter oilseed rape in summer 2015 are now available. Click here for more information.

02 June 2015: New interactive service for access to Defra Crop Disease Survey data.Click here for winter wheat and here for winter oilseed rape.

16 November 2011: The CropMonitor smartphone app is available for iphone and android handsets. Priced at just £2.99 it provides mobile intelligence for growers, agronomists and researchers while in the office or the field.

Features include:
Wheat disease risk forecasts for your location.
Live updates of current disease levels at trial sites (April-July)
Disease reporting system for user interaction.
Photo gallery of foliar and stem base diseases.

The app has already been the runner-up in the RASE Practice with Science Award for 2012 and the Civil Service Science, Engineering and Technology award 2011. For Apple and Android devices.


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