Metos disease models
Metos disease models
Technical Specification
Technology Readiness Level
Farm Scale Types
Big scale, Small scale
Production Systems
Greenhouse, Open field
Technique Types
Decision support techniques
Application Ranges
Company Name
Pessl Instruments
Country Origin
Special Requirement
Need for a special agricultural landscape
Need Special Training


Metos by Pessl offer a range of disease forecasting models for a variety of crops including vegetables.  They are run using data collected by iMetos hardware and run using the Fieldclimate system.  There are models for lettuce, onion, tomato and cucumber crops and also oil seed rape.  There is also one pest forecasting model for pollen beetle flight days.  All Pessl Instruments disease models are based on latest research work and measured with the highest accuracy sensors available.  Pessl are also collaborating with leading developers and have established seamless interfaces to third party decision support systems as well (i.e. RIM-PRO, HORTA, ProPlant, Welte, Dacom etc.).  

With the help of climatic and soil monitoring and forecasting systems from Pessl growers can:

  • WEATHER MONITORING: Monitor climatic conditions.
  • PLANT PROTECTION MANAGEMENT: With the help of disease models for vegetables and spraying window forecasts - optimize plant protection activities.
  • IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT: know when the crop is suffering water stress and when not to irrigate.
For More Information
Crops Used
  • All
  • Asparagus
  • Bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Aubergine
  • Lettuce
  • Oil seed rape/canola
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Potato
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini
Crops Possible
  • All
Countries Used
  • All
Countries Not Suitable
  • No Countries
  • Microdochium panattonianumis
  • Bremia lactucae
  • Botrytis cinerea
  • Peronospora destructor
  • Botrytis squamosa
  • Stemphylium vesicarium
  • Phytophthora infestans
  • Alternaria solani
  • Septoria lycopersici
  • Colletotrichum
  • Fulvia fulva (Cladosporium fulvum)
  • Phytophthora capsici
Example Cases/Additional information

For lettuce - in the present version FieldClimate is offering models for the Infection by Downy Mildew, an Infection Model for Anthracnose and a Risk Model for Grey Mould.

For onion there are models for Onion Downy Mildew; Onion Botrytis Leaf Blight; Onion Botrytis Leaf Spot;
Onion Stemphylium Leaf Blight; Onion Purple Blotch.

OIl seed rape - Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and pollen beetle flight days

Tomato - Tomato Late Blight; Tomcast Alternaria Model; Powdery Mildew; Grey Mould Risk; Septoria Leaf Spot; Anthracnose Fruit Rot; Colletotrichum; Leaf Mould; Phytophtora capsici

  • Decision support pathogens