Decision Support Models
Other WIN Models
The DONcast® model was developed to provide wheat producers with a means to predict deoxynivalenol toxin (DON) accumulation levels for better efficiency in spray decisions.
Developed by Dr. Ron Pitblado, TOMcast™ is a disease-warning model which establishes a timed fungicide spraying program for Early Blight, Septoria Leaf Spot and Anthracnose on processing tomatoes.
VITIcast™ is a disease pressure warning model. This models gives growers a sense of the day and the year, in terms of it being more or less favourable to grape diseases.
Anthracnose fruit rot (AFR), Botrytis gray mould (BGM), powdery mildew (PM), and tarnished plant bug (TPB) are major diseases and pests of strawberries in Ontario.
SPUDcast™ is a weather based system, under development by WIN, to assist in the spray decisions of growers for controlling late blight in potatoes.
WIN’s programs could be especially beneficial to your golf course, with the introduction of the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban and a tightening economy.
This plant disease model has been developed by Weather INnovations Consulting LP, called WHEATcast™. The purpose is to provide wheat farmers advice on when to more intensely scout their wheat fields for the presence and severity of septoria tritici leaf spot and powdery mildew foliar diseases.
Available apple models include:
- Tentiform Leafminer
- Codling Moth
- Oblique Banded Leafroller
- Oriental Fruit Moth
- Dogwood Borer
- Apple Maggot
- Phenology (Crop Stage)
Available pest models include:
- Corn Flea Beetle
- Snapbean Leaf Beetle
- Onion Maggot
- Carrot Rust Fly (Stevenson Model)
- Carrot Rust Fly (Boivin Model)
- Aster Leafhopper
- Carrot Weevil
- Tarnished Plant Bug