Successfully managing pests and disease is imperative if high yields of quality crops are to be produced. Research agencies have studied the dynamics of how pests and disease pathogens infect and proliferate. Their research has been transformed into computer models that use weather data and soil conditions to predict whether the specific conditions required to initiate infection occurred. If conditions are present, crop managers can re-assess current control measures and design a remedial spray strategy to eradicate the pest/disease if required.
Pest and disease models therefore provide detailed information on the likelihood of infection occurring. This information is critical in determining when and/or whether a crop is susceptible to infection by organisms that will reduce the crop's productivity and profitability. These warnings can then be acted upon with certainty, allowing the producer to optimize their spray strategy for maximum control, in response to the pertinent information provided.
SensorSentry remote monitoring solutions provide the information necessary to: