Integrated Crop Production Systems

Our decision-support tools help growers to optimise water and chemical inputs.

Plant & Food Research has developed model-based decision support systems for a range of vegetable, arable and forage crops. Growers and their advisers can use these calculators to help make water and fertiliser management decisions that result in the best economic and environmental outcomes.

Crop Calculators

We have developed crop calculators to optimise production of:

  • Potato
  • Sweetcorn
  • Asparagus
  • Tomato (for process)
  • Squash
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Wheat
  • Maize
  • Forage brassicas

Growsafe® Calculator
The Growsafe® calculator enables growers to choose pesticides best suited to their crops and with the smallest footprint. The calculator assists in eco-verifying grower practices affecting soils as well as surface and ground waters.

Sprayplan Manager
The Sprayplan Manager is a valuable tool for growers wanting to manage agrichemical use responsibly on their properties. The free web-based tool produces a personalised Property Spray Plan, identifying spray-sensitive areas and potential spray-drift risks.

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