Growers Field Day
                    22 July 2009

   Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center
                  Bigl...
Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops
                            Biglerville, PA Experimental Site


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Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops
            May 22, 2008 Apple Scab Case Study – 1.0 m x 1.0 m G...
Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops
          Hypothetical Fungicide Map Using Zone Maker Module



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2009 Scab Incidence on Shoot Leaves, Red Delicious
                                 University Drive Orchard, PSU-FREC, Bi...
Red Del / Top Canopy Across Block
2009 Scab Incidence on Red                                         100
        Delicious...
2009 Apple Scab Infection Periods 16 Apr to 26 May1
                                                   and forecast/infect...
2009 Leaf Wetness (Node 1)
University Drive Orchard, Biglerville, PA
2009 Leaf Wetness (Node 1)
University Drive Orchard, Biglerville, PA
Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops
                Weather Data Analysis Website – Temperature Data...
Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops
               Weather Data Analysis Website – Leaf Wetness Data...
Growers Field Day Notes
                  22 July 2009
  Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center
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The Technology Collaborative Project:Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops

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This was presented to Pennsylvania Tree Fruit growers in the summer of 2009. It is a brief overview of our research on developing sensor networks for tree fruit orchards

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The Technology Collaborative Project:Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops

  1. 1. Growers Field Day 22 July 2009 Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center Biglerville, PA The Technology Collaborative Project: Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops George Kantor James W. Travis Joe Russo Noemi O. Halbrendt Jeremy Zidek
  2. 2. Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops Biglerville, PA Experimental Site Collaboration of CMU, PSU and ZedX with funding by The Technology Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. 3. Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops May 22, 2008 Apple Scab Case Study – 1.0 m x 1.0 m Grid Tempeature (110 cm) Apple Scab Severity (%) (110 cm) Cooler area Lowest apple Observed 5 scab risk severity (%) 8 4 51 Warmer area Greater apple scab risk Cooler area 6.2 – 7.1 C 4.7 – 6.1 % Collaboration of CMU, PSU and ZedX with funding by The Technology Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. 4. Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops Hypothetical Fungicide Map Using Zone Maker Module Highest risk Spray Flint + Mancozeb fungicide Lowest risk Spray Mancozeb fungicide Collaboration of CMU, PSU, and ZedX with funding by The Tech Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. 5. 2009 Scab Incidence on Shoot Leaves, Red Delicious University Drive Orchard, PSU-FREC, Biglerville, PA North Top of Block (R1) Slope Side of Block (R2 Center Canopy Top Canopy 100 Center Canopy Top Canopy 80 100 % Disease % Disease 80 60 60 40 40 20 20 0 0 5-5 5-18 5-26 6-1 5-5 5-18 5-26 6-1 Date Date Center Block (R3) South Block (R4 Center Canopy Top Canopy Center Canopy Top Canopy 100 100 % Disease 80 80 60 % Disease 60 40 40 20 20 0 0 5-5 5-18 5-26 6-1 5-5 5-18 5-26 6-1 Date Date
  6. 6. Red Del / Top Canopy Across Block 2009 Scab Incidence on Red 100 Delicious 80 % Disease Date University Drive Orchard, PSU, 60 6-1 FREC, Biglerville, PA 40 5-26 20 5-18 0 5-5 Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Mean Top Canopy Red Del / Center Canopy Across Block 200 % Disease 150 Date 100 6-1 50 0 5-26 Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Mean 5-18 Center 5-5 Canopy
  7. 7. 2009 Apple Scab Infection Periods 16 Apr to 26 May1 and forecast/infection prediction through May 29th Penn State – FREC, Biglerville, PA http://frec.cas.psu.edu/ - Leaf wetness (hours) Temperature 60 40 20 (F) 0 Skybit Weather Forecast April May * *** Rainfall (in) - Skybit scab April prediction 1 Spectrum Weather Data System &Mills Apple Scab Disease Model. First mature ascospores on 3/31/2009. ** Beginning of peak ascospore maturity 4/19/09. *** Found first leaf symptoms of scab on Red Delicious on 5/4/2009.  May 26th through May 29th (possible scab infection: ++) forecast based on Skybit Ag E-Weather IPM Apple Disease Report.
  8. 8. 2009 Leaf Wetness (Node 1) University Drive Orchard, Biglerville, PA
  9. 9. 2009 Leaf Wetness (Node 1) University Drive Orchard, Biglerville, PA
  10. 10. Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops Weather Data Analysis Website – Temperature Data Raw Data Clean Data 10 (Red) & 110 cm (Blue) Temperature - Mid Tree Collaboration of CMU, PSU and ZedX with funding by The Technology Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA
  11. 11. Sensor Networks for Disease Management in Specialty Crops Weather Data Analysis Website – Leaf Wetness Data Raw Data Clean Data 110 cm Leaf Wetness - Mid (Red), North (Blue), & South (Green) Tree Collaboration of CMU, PSU and ZedX with funding by The Technology Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA
  12. 12. Growers Field Day Notes 22 July 2009 Penn State Fruit Research & Extension Center Biglerville, PA

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