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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

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.  

Update on mycotoxin risks 2014 11 Aug 2014
82% of samples in the Defra winter wheat survey showed signs of fusarium ear blight (FEB) symptoms. However, ongoing work to identify the pathogens present shows that incidence of the two deoxynivalenol producing species, Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum is low. Risks of significant mycotoxin contamination of grain are therefore low nationally, although rainfall prior to harvest can affect levels in crops at a local scale. Click here for more information.  

Defra surveys disease assessments now complete 01 Aug 2014
Assessments of disease levels in oilseed rape at pod ripening and in winter wheat at GS75 in 2014 are now complete and the data are being collated. Results will be published in late September.  

What's new

01 August 2014: Results from the Defra Winter Wheat and Winter Oilseed Rape Pest and Disease surveys in 2013 are available. Click winter wheat or winter oilseed rape for more information.

25 March 2014: Results from the spring pest and disease assessments for the 2013/2014 Defra winter oilseed rape survey are now available.

05 March 2014: Results from the autumn pest and disease assessments for the 2013/2014 winter oilseed rape survey are now available.

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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