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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 second update in a series of releases of the new CropMonitor™ service which introduces risk estimations for wheat pests and diseases at the regional level alongside reporting of pest and disease levels in untreated wheat and oilseed rape varieties at the local level. Risk estimates at the local scale will be part of the subscription service to be launched in 2019, but the York site is already live for demonstration purposes. To see the data just click the map.


Live monitoring of wheat has started

04 Apr 2018

Live monitoring of winter wheat has started this week. Click the map to access the live monitoring pages and summary reports.  

CropMonitor - latest news on site locations

01 Nov 2017

We have currently confirmed 33 trials site locations where we will be monitoring up to five untreated varieties of wheat, barley and/or oilseed rape at each location. Each location has been equipped with a met station, spore trap and insect traps to monitor key pests and diseases. This network is being operated as a collaboration between Fera, Frontier, ADAS, AHDB, Agrii, Bayer CropScience, Stockbridge Technology Centre and Newcastle University. The data collected will be used to ensure the outputs from new risk models being developed are reliable and robust.  

What's new

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.

01 February 2018:

Further releases of this free service will include modules delivering live regional risk forecasting for pests and diseases of potatoes (May 2018), 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.

01 November 2017:

Reports from the national monitoring of diseases in winter oilseed rape and winter wheat in summer 2017.