G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Evans, N., Welham, S. J., Antoniw, J. F. and Fitt, B. D. L. 2006. Development and uptake of a scheme for predicting risk of severe light leaf spot on oilseed rape. Outlooks on Pest Management. 17 (6), pp. 243-245.
|Authors||Evans, N., Welham, S. J., Antoniw, J. F. and Fitt, B. D. L.|
To reduce reliance on fungicides for disease control on oilseed rape, Decision Support Systems (DSS) are being developed to guide fungicide applications as part of an integrated pest and disease management strategy. This paper reports the development and uptake of an empirical model for prediction of risk of severe light leaf spot using disease survey and meteorological data to produce autumn regional and crop-specific prediction of epidemic risk for the following spring. Following initial delivery of the light leaf spot forecast via the farming press, an Internet-based interactive website was developed to provide crop-specific predictions. Uptake by growers, advisors and other members of the arable industry has been encouraging. There is evidence to suggest that growers and their advisors visit the website for an up-to-date prediction at the time when they are making fungicide application decisions.
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Journal||Outlooks on Pest Management|
|Journal citation||17 (6), pp. 243-245|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1564/17dec02|
|Funder project or code||507|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Online||01 Dec 2006|
|Copyright license||Publisher copyright|
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