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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.


Flag leaf emerging in some winter barley 25 Apr 2015
But disease problems are pretty sporadic, some net-blotch and the odd brown rust pustule on susceptible varieties. Mildew reported in thicker crops but only at low severity.  

Septoria easily found 25 Apr 2015
The disease is common on the lowest leaves but newly emerged leaves remain clean, the dry conditions make it harder for the disease to splash upwards.  

Seed weevils starting to enter crops 25 Apr 2015
South East and West Midlands reporting that seed weevils are beginning to be a common sight.  

Defra Oilseed rape survey: spring disease levels 16 Apr 2015
Results of the assessments of disease levels in oilseed rape crops at stem extension are now available. Levels of light leaf spot were similar to last year and still well above the long-term average. Incidence of Phoma leaf spot within crops was the highest since 2005.  

Downy Mildew Risk Indicator 15 Apr 2015
Our infection risk indicator for downy mildew in Spring sown beans has been up and running since Easter. We will be adding some enhancements this year as well.  

What's new

24 April 2015: The latest site commentary, based on live-monitoring trial sites, is now available.

24 April 2015: The latest news from the regions, reported by AICC members around the country, is now available.

16 April 2015: Results from the assessments of disease levels in winter oilseed rape in spring 2015 are now available. Click here for more information.

28 March 2015: The latest results from the Spring Assessment of pests in oilseed rape are now available. High numbers of Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle are a major concern.

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.

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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