But fortunately very good news for Danish plant breeders
During Mai Agrinavia launches – in cooperation with the Danish company IPM Consult – a newly developed and ‘state of the art’ online tool that helps the farmer optimize his handling with weed in the fields. The name is IPMwise.
Weed in the crops is a recurrent problem for the majority of plant breeders. Agrinavia therefore, saw the need for a better and updated system that takes the challenges of today into consideration; first and foremost the growing problem with resistance, controlling extreme weed populations and the ban and restrictions on the use of certain (and older) herbicides.
The new tool is a so-called calculation system offering ‘decision support’ when controlling weed. Using IPMwise IPM Consult estimates that costs for herbicides could be reduced by as much as 20-40%.
As a unique feature in IPMwise the farmer can use his own current conditions, which means:
- Enter his own demands to gained effect
- Enter which products he wishes to use
- Enter his own prices for the herbicides
- Save weed populations to use for next year’s field planning.
Furthermore, the user gets access to the online system via new and modern IT-platforms such as smartphone and tablet – also when standing in the field.
For now IPMwise is only available for Danish farmers.