Forecast Systems & Disease/Pest Alerting Services:

Blue Mold Forecast Homepage for North America: Blue Mold (Peronopsora tabacina), Tobacco, USA. Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University. Very detailed information and information system on Blue Mold caused by Peronospora tabacina. This is the first continental disease forecasting system to be offered on the Internet. Updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week from March to September. Current and archived 48hr forecasts include trajectory maps of aerial spore movement, disease outlooks based upon weather, and disease management strategies. A network of cooperating field and extension personnel from Latin America to Canada report new outbreaks (sources). An internal report form can be used to report and describe new disease. Long-distance, web digital image, clinic diagnosis of Blue Mold is available within the forecast system. This site includes Blue Mold: The disease, symptoms, diagnosis and more with photos (try this excellent feature). A highly useful site for all in America, but not only. The general section on Blue Mold gives excellent information accompanied by many high quality photos. Do not miss to visit this extraordinary website.

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast Homepage: Downy Mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis), Cucurbits, USA. North American Plant Disease Forecast Center, North Carolina State University, USA. Available on site: Current Forecast(s) or All Forecasts, Reporting Disease Outbreaks, on the Disease, Control Recommendations, Weather Sites, Staff and general information. The forecast will be given twice a week and additional forecasts are provided during peak epidemic periods. In section disease you will get information on symptoms, diagnosis, field identification, etiology and epidemiology. Beside information on downy mildew you will find information on other cucurbit diseases. Control Recommendations are given for different crops.

Kentucky Blue Mold Warning System: Blue MOld (Peronospora tabacina), Tobacco, Kentucky/USA. Service is maintained by Plant Pathology Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. The Kentucky Blue Mold Warning System is an advisory system designed to help Kentucky's tobacco industry deal in a timely manner with tobacco blue mold. Available: current status report, blue status maps, articles & special announcements, weather, blue mold life cycle, and links to other sites.

Light Leaf Spot Disease Forecast: Light Leaf Spot (Pyrenopeziza brassicae), Rape Crop, UK. Developed by the Oilseeds Pathology Group at Rothamsted, UK. Available: Light Leaf Spot Disease Life Cycle, Damage caused by Light Leaf Spot, Recognising Light Leaf Spot Disease, Forecast, and Scientific Papers on Light Leaf Spot Disease. The forecast is available for the different regions in UK and also how the forecast was worked out. The forecast include cultivar information. sowing date, fungicide applications and the reagion.

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