DSS Tested for validity
We assessed whether disease/yield data from trials for other purposes can be used, and conclude that such data has considerable limitations.
EU project IPMWorks develops an online toolbox for integrated crop protection for farmers, advisors and researchers across Europe. To help us design an efficient but comprehensive toolbox, we invite you to complete a short, anonymous survey. The survey consists of 10 questions and takes only a few minutes. Your input is highly appreciated!
IPMWORKS is an H 2020 European project that started on the 1 st of October and will last 4 years. The overall objective of IPMWORKS is to build an EU wide network of farmers to demonstrate and promote the adoption of IPM strategies, through knowledge exchange and peer to peer learning.
Creating a roadmap to find and recognize data for use in DSSs
Data for use in decision support systems (DSSs) need to be easily found in the portal. A first version of APIs providing data on model metadata and weather data are ready for testing in the portal.
IPM Decisions newsletter
The IPM Decisions team is pleased to present you the first newsletter on the progress of the IPM Decisions project.
User stories confirm we’re on the right track
Over 161 farmers and advisers from Finland, Greece, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom have provided their feedback on what functionality they would like to see within the IPM Decisions dashboards. The key messages are that the information must be meaningful to the individual, providing a simple, easily understood message that allows a decision to be made.
Risk models can help to reduce the use of fungicides against septoria
Risk models for septoria tritici blotch in wheat can help to support farmer's decisions about when fungicides are needed. In a collaboration with different Nordic and Baltic partners two risk models have been tested for their validity.
Stakeholder’s behaviour regarding the use of Decision Support Systems
In the framework of the IPM Decisions project, workshops were held across the 12 participating countries across Europe between December 2019 and February 2020. A total of N=380 survey responses were collected from 16 workshops across 12 countries in Europe. Here, we summarize some of the most interesting messages we have so far extracted from the survey responses.
Successful stakeholder consultation
More than 375 people attended 12 workshops across Europe, and expressed their interest, needs and wishes for the IPM Decisions platform.
Opportunity for Farmers, Consultants and Developers to influence IPM Decisions online platform for IPM DSS
IPM Decisions recently held its first round of workshops with farmers, consultants and developers across Europe; discussing the needs and design of our online IPM Decision Support Systems platform.