The early season botrytis risk model predicts if a major botrytis epidemic (greater than 3% severity) could occur at harvest. It uses weather data, vineyard growth stages and disease management inputs between flowering and beginning of ripening (veraison). It provides a tool for visualising seasonal botrytis risk and effective management actions to decrease risk.
The late season botrytis risk model predicts rate of botrytis increase relative to rate of berry sugar accumulation (°Brix) between veraison and harvest. It shows when the target °Brix for a given block will be reached and what the botrytis severity will be at that time. The predictions support decisions on removal of botrytis-affected bunches during ripening and planning of harvest date to minimise botrytis damage.
The block overview allows you to easily navigate between the blocks you have entered, where each block represents an area of vines for each variety in your vineyard. All data inputs and predictions for your blocks over multiple seasons are in one place, providing a valuable information resource when planning disease management programmes.