In the framework of OPTIMA H2020 project, a freely accessible DSS has been developed and is accessible in http://dss.optima-h2020.eu/. Pathogens incorporated into the tool are the following, Alternaria leaf blight for carrots, Downy mildew for vineyards, and Apple scab for apple orchards in Spain (Aragon region), France (Bordeaux region), Italy (Piemonte region) and Greece (Thessaly, Evia and Attica regions). The DSS provides users with a 5-day prediction, in an escalation step of 3 hours, of disease outbreak based on meteorological data, which is presented in a coloured interactive map, based on the risk level: Green for no risk (0%), Yellow for low risk, Orange for medium risk, and Red for maximum risk (~100%).
Thus, producers and other stakeholders operating in the agricultural production sector and carrot production can freely access this early prediction system, and consequently organize the agricultural aplications such as spraying applications for their cultivations. This tool enables fast decision-taking that leads to reduced qualitative and quantitative product degradation and yield loss that may derive by severe disease outburst. The additional benefits are the reduced and more cost-effective use of PPPs, the lower residues and the reduced environmental and human health impacts that derive from the over-use of PPPs during spraying applications that may not be needed or/and effective.
The Micromax uses Controlled Droplet Application (CDA) offering a faster and cost-effective method for blanket applications. By producing the spray droplet sizes (3 available) appropriate for the particular application, the Micromax significantly reduces spray volumes and costs as well as minimizing the risk of environmental contamination. It is electrically driven and can be powered by using the vehicle battery. Designed for boom sprayers and ATVs.
The Electrafan is an air-assisted spinning disc sprayer that has been designed for low and ultra-low volume application of insecticides and fungicides in areas with little or no natural air movement, the Electrafan range is highly suitable for spot spraying in glasshouses, and polytunnels. The product requires no pumping and is available in either battery- or mains- powered versions.
Aeir is a fast moving solar powered cablebot that has been designed to roam greenhouses in a fast and efficient way. It collects vital microclimate data (humidity, temperature, air composition & intensity, sunshine, rainfall) and transmits all this information to the system controller (flow valve). Based on its AI engine the system can detect early warning sign of disease and plant stress, decide on the irrigational needs of the greenhouse and operate all the climate control automations of the installation. Growers benefit from reduced inputs, higher yield and higher yield quality.
CropMonitor Pro provides field-level predictions on growth stage development, pest & disease risk and optimal spray timing using a dedicated weather data feed, advanced risk models and local pest and disease surveillance data. Decision support outputs summarise combined pest and disease risks to crops, indicate the potential need for treatment at key growth stages, and guide optimal treatment timing. Risk prediction and decision support services from CropMonitor Pro include forecasts for all pests and diseases which are important in terms of spray decisions from crop emergence onwards in wheat, oilseed rape and potatoes. Further crop modules and services are in development and will be launched in due course.
Using industry-grade measures to collect information, we scan and analyze hundreds of millions of trees, providing you with the most comprehensive and dependable metrics per tree. With enhanced visibility and monitoring capabilities, we provide you with the actionable analytics that are revolutionizing farming.
VegDr provides up-to-date information on vegetable diseases (in Georgia). The app contains information on various diseases, images of the symptoms, and lists the products that are considered effective for control. At the present time, the app includes cucurbits (cucumber, watermelon, squash, cantaloupe, pumpkin) and solanaceous crops (tomato and pepper).
Qualiplante and BIOREBA provide PCR and qPCR genetic detection products. These sets are ready-to-use, optimized for the application, validated (sensitivity, specificity, repeatability, reproducibility) and have lot-to-lot consistency. A Certificate of Analysis (CoA) is include included. One-step-reactions are used and positive and negative controls are included.
LOEWE's DNA PCR sets contain a premix, including the pathogen-specific primers and dNTPs for 100 PCR reactions and positive and negative controls for 10 reactions. All components are pre-tested and each product is accompanied by a lot-specific certificate and a working protocol.
The LOEWE®FAST rapid test series allows reliable and specific detection of plant pathogens within minutes. As stand-alone diagnostic tools, these tests provide a quick and easy assessment of suspicious plant material in the field or greenhouse without the need for a laboratory.