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Development of temperature degree-based models to predict pest development on strawberry for optimisation of control strategies

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SF 114 - Development of temperature degree-based models to predict pest development on strawberry for optimisation of control strategies

Start Date: 
01/04/2010
Completion Date: 
31/03/2013
Project Leader: 
Xiangming Xu and Jean Fitzgerald
Code: 
SF 114

This project will produce a system (computer software) to predict the development of several key strawberry pests based on simple temperature-based models. Growers will be able to operate the system to generate real-time pest forecasts which may be used to assist in timing spray applications and in interpreting pest monitoring catches.