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Live monitoring

Welcome to CropMonitor

CropMonitor™ is currently being extended and updated to form the core platform for a new national capability in decision support which is a part of the Crop Health and Protection Centre (CHAP). Supported through investment from Innovate UK, the new SMART Decision Support service will deliver risk forecasts for pests and diseases of wheat, barley, oilseed rape and potatoes using a bespoke weather monitoring network, national pest and disease surveillance data and advanced risk models. Services will incorporate novel solutions delivered through collaboration with UKMO and will use the latest diagnostic technologies to assist in delivery of robust guidance to support decisions for sustainable pest and disease management.


This is the fourth update in a series of releases of the new CropMonitor™ service which introduces risk predictions for potato late blight at the regional level alongside reporting of regional risk predictions for wheat pests and diseases. This is in addition to the weekly updates on pest and disease levels in untreated wheat, barley and oilseed rape varieties at the local level at sites across England. Risk forecasting at the local scale will be part of the subscription service to be launched in 2019, but local risk predictions for wheat and potato pests and diseases at the York site are already live for demonstration purposes. Growth stage models for wheat and oilseed rape are now also accessible for the York site for the first time. To see the data just click the map.

Headlines

Potato blight risk module released

31 May 2018

Regional risk predictions are being generated according to the well-known Smith period model by accessing data from over 100 weather stations across England and Wales. Local risk predictions are being generated for the York site using the Smith period model and a new bespoke blight forecasting model (BLEWS – Blight Early Warning System). Model outputs are supported by a participatory surveillance network which will be reporting first sightings of late blight in crops across the country. Click the map to see more.  

What's new

05 June 2018:

Access to FRAG resistance management information tool now available. Please click here.

31 May 2018:

The potato module was launched on 30/05/2018. Further releases of this free service will include modules delivering live regional risk forecasting for pests and diseases of oilseed rape (July 2018) and barley (March 2019). Further enhancements and decision tools will be introduced from June 2018 onwards and the full subscription services delivering local risk forecasts to assist field-level spray decisions will be launched in September 2019. All current subscribers will start to receive email alerts from April onwards. If you would like to subscribe for this free service, please click here.

04 April 2018:

The regional risk forecasting module for wheat pests and diseases is now live and local forecasts have been made available for the York site as a demonstration of the functionality of future services. Just click the map above to access the live monitoring pages.

12 March 2018:

Results of national monitoring of diseases in winter oilseed rape in autumn 2017 are now available.