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OPTIMA Decision Support System
Agricultural and Environmental Solutions (AGENSO) developed a Decision Support System that utilizes weather forecast data and mathematical growth models for certain pests/crops, in order to predict and display the best time frames for spraying to prevent pest outbreaks.
The available options include predictions for Apple scab, Downy mildew in vineyards and Alternaria leaf blight in carrots.
Using the information provided, user can schedule the appropriate spraying sessions for the crops to avoid outbreaks of the pests when conditions are favorable. The areas visible on the map have been selected for the pilot run of the program in order to test the results provided by the DSS. The minimalistic design of the web application, with the color coded map and the easy to use time controls, aids the users when searching for the suitable spraying time frames.