The Late Blight App, a must for every potato grower

Succesful phytophthora blight control stands or falls by timing and choice of fungicide. The Farmmaps BlightApp helps you optimize your preventive control strategy. The app provides preventive spraying advice (yellow) shortly before a predicted risk of infection. If you spray after infection, you will get advice for a curative spray (orange) or a stop spray (red).

Focus on prevention with the BlightApp

Succesful phytophthora blight control stands or falls by timing and choice of fungicide. The Farmmaps BlightApp helps you optimize your preventive control strategy. The app provides preventive spraying advice (yellow) shortly before a predicted risk of infection. If you spray after infection, you will get advice for a curative spray (orange) or a stop spray (red).

If desired, the BlightApp also advises you on risks of tuber infection and oospores.

The clear color coding makes the advice clear at a glance:

Picture 1: The advice screen of the BlightApp. The purple line represents infection risks. BLIGHT provides preventative spraying advice prior to an infection risk greater than 90%. Colors represent daily spraying advice. Green: no need to spray; yellow: preventive spraying advice; orange: curative spray advice; red: stop spraying.

How does the BlightApp work?

The BlightApp only recommends spraying if necessary. You will be advised not to spray if possible. This results in a minimal, (cost-) efficient and responsible pesticide use.

The BlightApp takes the growth of the crop into account. In the rapid growth phase, You can adjust the disease pressure depending on your local situation.

The properties of various fungicides are also included in the BlightApp. Examples are properties on protection of foliage, new growth, tubers and rain resistance.

Crop protection is highly subject to change. The BlightApp is therefore continuously updated.

Internationally tested

The BlightApp has been tested and validated on a large number of locations in Europe, South America, North America, Africa and Asia.

Late Blight App

WUR

Contact: Geert Kessel

E-mail: geert.kessel@wur.nl

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Price: €250

The Late Blight App helps you find the right timing and resources for phytophthora control.

BlightApp helps you find the right timing and resources for phytophthora control. BlightApp predicts infection chances and provides spraying advice. The app gives advise on preventive-, curative- and stop sprayings. You can also set up alerts for oospores and tuber infection risk.