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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.


Pigeons causing problems 30 Apr 2016
Wood pigeons are rampant in many regions and causing some severe grazing damage.  

Septoria in wheat 30 Apr 2016
Having been slow to pick up we are getting reports from the Eastern counties and North East of some bad hotspots, particularly in thicker crops.  

Slug activity 30 Apr 2016
High levels of leaf shredding now evident in some fields in the South, particularly after oilseed rape  

Light Leaf Spot 30 Apr 2016
Conditions very favourable for this disease as crops come into flowering.  

FRAG-UK statement on SDHI fungicide resistance and risk 16 Dec 2015
Following reports of laboratory and field isolates of Zymoseptoria tritici with reduced sensitivities to SDHI fungicides, a statement has been issued by Fungicide Resistance Action Group-UK (FRAG-UK).  

What's new

29 April 2016: The latest news from the regions, reported by AICC members around the country, is now available.

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.

19 April 2016: Our highlights reports from the national monitoring of diseases in winter oilseed rape and winter wheat in 2015 are now available.

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.

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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