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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.


First Crop Report 03 Oct 2015
Our first crop report of the new season is up. Thanks to Farming Online and the Association of Independent Crop Consultants for their time. Some flea beetle and slug activity are the early concerns.  

Defra Oilseed Rape Survey: summer disease 2015 29 Jul 2015
Results from the Defra survey of diseases of winter oilseed rape in summer 2015 show that light leaf spot was the most common disease affecting crops this year with levels still above long-term averages, but lower than the record incidences seen in 2012 and 2014.  

What's new

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

29 July 2015: Results from the assessments of disease levels in winter oilseed rape in summer 2015 are now available. Click here for more information.

02 June 2015: New interactive service for access to Defra Crop Disease Survey data.Click here for winter wheat and here for winter oilseed rape.

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.

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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