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Research Project: Continued Deployment of Prediciton Models for Fusarium Head Blight

Location: National Programs

Project Number: 0500-00053-004-25-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Jun 7, 2016
End Date: Jun 6, 2021

Objective:
Deploy FHB Risk Tool and continue to make improvements to models for predicting Fusarium head blight (FHB).

Approach:
Continued deployment of the disease prediction models in 30 states including the support of the state commentary tools, FHB Alerts and the web-page information explaining the models. 2. Continued support of the back-up system for improved system stability. 3. Refine a version of the FHB Prediction Center for use with mobile devices (cellular-based mobile/”smart” phones and tablets). 4. Redesign of the expert tools to allow disease specialists to record and display disease observations – for refinement in the delivery of the current and experimental models. 5. Modification of the public web-based tools to improve functionality and compatibility of the Prediction Center. 6. Verify model inputs and improved capacity for site-specific predictions. 7. Implement a user survey to document value of the prediction system and its impact on stakeholders.