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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
released

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



Headlines

Seasonal best wishes to all our followers 19 Dec 2014
We will be bringing you even more crop disease information than ever in 2015.  

Defra Winter Wheat Survey 2014 11 Dec 2014
Septoria levels in winter wheat crops in 2014 were the highest since records began in 1970. The disease affected 99% of crops in England with an average of 5.9% of the flag leaf area affected. Click here for more information.  

Yellow Rust - First Report 24 Nov 2014
Yellow rust has been reported from the Eastern counties although only on susceptible varieties and at trace levels.  

Phoma increasing 24 Nov 2014
Phoma is becoming more common just about everywhere in OSR crops.  

Brown rust - early sightings 24 Nov 2014
Reports of brown rust seen on crops of Claire in the South.  

Manganese deficiency in winter barley 24 Nov 2014
Symptoms of mineral deficiency showing up throughout the Midlands.  

Estimated yield losses due to light leaf spot second highest on record 27 Oct 2014
Yield losses due to light leaf spot in 2014 are estimated to be in excess of £140M due to the severity of the epidemic in crops this summer. Click here for more information.  

Pyrethroid Resistance in CSFB in UK 14 Aug 2014
Pyrethroid resistance has been found in Cabbage Stem Flea Beetles in the UK. Click here for more information.  

What's new

11 December 2014: Latest results from the Defra Winter Wheat Disease surveys in 2014 are now available showing that Septoria levels in summer 2014 were the highest since the survey began in 1970. Click here for more information.

03 October 2014: Latest results from the Defra Winter Oilseed Rape Disease surveys in 2014 are now available showing that light leaf spot levels in summer 2014 were the highest since the late 1980s. Click here for more information.

22 March 2012: CropMonitor is now on Twitter, follow us at @CropMonitor

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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