Sporecaster, The Soybean White Mold Forecaster

The purpose of Sporecaster is to assist farmers in making management decisions for white mold in soybean. The best time to manage white mold is during flowering (R1 and R2 growth stages) when apothecia (small, mushroom-like structures) are present on the soil surface. Apothecia release spores which infect senescing soybean flowers, leading to the development of white mold. University research has indicated that the appearance of apothecia can be predicted using several variables including weather and amount of soybean row closure in a field. Based on this research, models have been developed to forecast the risk of apothecia being present in a soybean field. Farmers can easily input site-specific information about their soybean field into this app, which combines this information with the research-based models to predict the best timing for white mold treatment.
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What's New

NOTE: This update will erase old Fields. New research has been incorporated in the risk predictions to add greater accuracy, and old Fields are not compatible. Use the Export to Email option if you want a copy of old Field names, GPS locations, and Field History. You will be creating a new Field List in this app version.

Each Field can now have it's own customized "Action Threshold" risk percentage. The default is now 30%. You can change that threshold to match your specific field's needs.
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Additional Information

April 21, 2020
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Current Version
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Requires Android
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Offered By
University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest Management
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