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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.


Record levels of light leaf spot in summer 2014 03 Oct 2014
Latest results from the Defra oilseed rape disease survey show that levels of light leaf spot on the pods in crops in summer 2014 were some of the highest ever recorded, with 86% crops affected nationally and an average of 38% plants affected per crop. Levels of light leaf spot disease on the stems were even higher with 96% of crops showing symptoms and an average of 65% plants affected per crop. These disease levels are the highest recorded since the late 1980s and indicate a significant risk of high levels of light leaf spot in crops this autumn. Disease risks will be highest in the North and lowest in the East.  

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.  

What's new

24 October 2014: The latest news from the regions, reported by AICC members around the country, is now available.

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.

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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