Come and meet us on stand 401 at the Cereals Arable Event,
Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Original thinking... applied
This year’s Cereals event has relaunched with a new, modern look to complement the extensive changes taking place to reposition it as the leading technical event for the arable industry. As part of this year's event Fera is excited to be introducing the ground breaking Big Soil Project and some innovative new features coming soon to CropMonitor™ as well as showcasing our integrated crop solutions for soil and crop health, pest and disease control, in-field diagnostics and nematode testing.
CropMonitor™ offers monitoring and real time data to help you maximise yields and minimise waste. To identify risks to your crops, you need to understand the current geographic distribution of pathogens and pests and how they spread. Fera is in a unique position to collate and interpret this data, from a network of monitoring sites across the UK. All the latest data is disseminated online via CropMonitor™.
This essential data empowers you to make accurate decisions about when and where to use crop treatments, avoiding overuse and ensuring the treatment is appropriate to the current risk levels.
Fera and CHAP are pleased to announce that CropMonitor will be launching a new pest and disease risk forecasting service for potatoes in May. We are looking for volunteers to be part of a network of surveillance to report appearance of first symptoms in crops. Data will be collected from registered users via a mobile phone during the decision period for potato blight disease management. All data will be plotted in real-time on a map of the UK.
This new service is part of Fera’s CropMonitor platform with direct support from CHAP, is currently being extended and updated to form the core platform for a new national capability in decision support. The new service will deliver risk forecasts for pests and diseases of potato (launched in May), wheat, barley, oilseed rape using a bespoke weather monitoring network, national pest and disease surveillance data and advanced risk models.
Introducing the Big Soil Community
Join farmers across the UK to help transform sustainable farming by unlocking the potential of soil biology
We are currently looking for farmers to lead the way and take part in this industry first, find us on stand 401 at Cereals for more information on how you can get involved!