Evaluation Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus DSS
For the last couple of months, multiple fields within the Southwest of the Netherlands were tracked with use of the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) decision support system. The BYDV DSS makes use of weather data of a specific selected region. Out of this data, the system gives an indication of the risk of winged aphids within the field.
IPM Conference 2024
The European Union has set the ambitious target of halving pesticide use and impact in European agriculture. IPMWORKS and IPM Decisions are two sister H2020 projects contributing to this challenging objective by promoting a holistic approach for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and jointly organising the IPM Conference 2024 in Brussels, 14th May 2024.
IPM Decisions platform update with historical data
In October there has been a large update of WWW.PLATFORM.IPMDECISIONS.NET. including the ability to use historical data to review how risk has developed during the season. After creating an account, adding a farm location, and selecting relevant decision support systems (DSS), users have direct access to a dashboard with risk information for their crops.
IPMWORKS SUR Policy recommendations
IPMWORKS recently developed a project document presenting policy recommendations, in support of the current debate on the proposal for a Regulation for Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUR).
Beneficials helping the battle against aphids in zucchini production
Pieter is one of the farmers of the Belgium outdoor vegetable hub working on zucchini of the Horizon 2020 project IPMWORKS led by hub coach Jonathan De Mey. Besides plastic mulching against weeds, and so avoiding the use of herbicides, Pieter also plants virus tolerant cultivars.
User Terms and Conditions
IPM Decisions Platform New User Terms and Conditions
IPM Decisions Project has updated the User Terms and Conditions on the Platform.
Methods to estimate the value of Decisions Support Systems published online
Partners in the IPM Decisions project have developed generic methods to estimate the value of Decisions Support Systems (DSS).
CPD points now available for IPM Decisions Platform Users
CPD points now available for IPM Decisions Platform Users in the UK.
IPM Decisions platform update for the summer season
On the 27th March the platform was updated, with even more Decision Support Systems (DSS) for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The platform now has 26 DSS integrated in the platform and a further 17 DSS accessible through a link to the providers webpage. Users are now also able to compare and adapt DSS to suit their needs.
IPMWORKS demonstrates the impact of IPM on pest control in the European Parliament
From 13 to 16 February 2023, IPMWORKS organised an exhibition in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. During the exhibition, IPMWORKS agronomy experts and farmers from across Europe presented the project´s results and good IPM practices to over 40 MEPs from a wide range of countries and political groups.