19 April 2016: Cabbage stem flea beetle incidence 2015/16. Our report on a DEFRA funded project on oilseed rape Cabbage Stem Flee beetle (CSFB) pest incidence and crop protection practice monitoring and data analysis.
14 April 2016: Results from the Spring assessment of oilseeed rape pests are now available here Flea beetle larvae are a continuing concern, in 2015 the North had just 0.51 larvae/plant, but the 2016 assessment uncovered a huge jump to an average of 5.34 larvae/plant. There is also a trend of significantly increasing numbers in most other areas of England, particularly in the South East.
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.
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.