Automated Mesoscale Pest Risk Forecast Maps for Agricultural Production and Potential Plant Biosecurity Threats
Horticultural Crops Research
2010 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Incorporate real-time weather data into disease forecasting models for diseases of grapevines, forage grass, and hops
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
In conjunction with cooperation growers, virtual weather data and weather maps received will be evaluated for running disease forecasting models in the Willamette Valley. Actual weather data will be collected from automated weather stations installed at three field sites for each crop. Weather data to be used include temperature, daily rainfall, and leaf wetness. Virtual and actual weather data will be collected and compared. Documents reimbursable with OSU (AFRI). Log 39772.
The funding for this project was recently received and work has begun towards meeting the objectives outlined in the project.