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Enhanced Prosaro Scale better predicts disease

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05 September, 2017

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The free online fungal disease prediction tool, the Prosaro Scale, has undergone further enhancements to help predict blackleg spore showers and sclerotinia disease for canola growers.

Upon visiting www.theprosaroscale.com.au growers enter their post code and select sclerotinia (including the paddock’s canola rotation) or blackleg from a drop down box to view a calculated risk output for the area over the previous four weeks. Growers can also set up the website as a bookmark on their phone.

For sclerotinia, a threshold of 18 indicates infection is highly likely to occur.

The latest enhancements to the Prosaro Scale allow growers to better predict the likelihood of high disease pressure in their locations. In turn, they have the opportunity to proactively treat their crops prior to a spore shower occurring.

For sclerotinia, the latest enhancement to the tool utilises the future temperature forecast to predict disease outbreak.

Previously, this was based on an “up-to-the-minute” temperature analysis (for example, “your area is currently in a high risk disease state’’).

The new enhancement allows farmers to predict the likely disease pressure in 48 hours, allowing them to take action sooner to spray their crops.

For blackleg, the latest improvement takes into account the variable key growth stages (during which the crop is susceptible), variety genetic blackleg resistance ratings and other agronomic inputs such as fungicide treatments to provide a more accurate picture of the likely disease pressure within that area.

Meanwhile, the Prosaro Scale website has also been redesigned to ensure a more seamless, user-friendly experience.

The updated blackleg model is now live and the enhanced sclerotinia model will follow in time for the sclerotinia season.

 

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  • Cultivate
  • News

Date

05 September, 2017

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VIC, NSW