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The dynamics of the thrips population

The dynamics of the thrips population

Futurcrop - 04-01-2017

The dynamics of the thrips population can become uncontrollable, depending on factors such as temperature, reproductive capacity, variable number of generations, etc. A high percentage of treatments are carried out late, when the situation already has a difficult solution. To carry out an effective control it is necessary to have the ability to predict the moments of development of the pests. Because that way monitoring and treatments are efficient. FuturCrop is a new software that does is worldwide. Try it free for 2 months and let the program control automatically the development of the pests that can damage your crops. You´ll receive warnings in your email. With effective treatments you will save costs.
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Climate Change and Pest Control

Climate Change and Pest Control

Futurcrop - 11-11-2016

Increasing temperatures and high concentrations of carbon dioxide associated with climate change will have a substantial impact on the interactions between plants and pests, on integrated pest management (IPM) programs and on movements of pest species. A substantial increase in outbreaks of pests is expected, due to their rapid development in response to rising temperatures. Climate-induced changes present challenges for sustainable agricultural programs based on integrated pest management (IPM).   If world food production has to keep up with the growth of demand, we need new ways to produce, an adaptation of the programs in the IPM to the new challenges and the improvement of response times to new outbreaks of pests.   Rising of  temperatures   Temperatures in most regions of the world are increasing, and there are already indications that pests and plants are responding to this change. These temperatures are not only the result of the hottest summer days, but also to a total  less cold days and less frost in the northern areas. This can favor the development of fungi and pests in new areas, altering the interaction of the triangle of the disease (host - pathogen - environment), and therefore major problems in pest control and a general reductions in crop production.   Following these changes there are some challenges that must be planned: The expansion of pests. As, in general, pests are moving to the north. The appearance of pests...
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FuturCrop improves the monitoring of pests and the effectiveness of treatments

FuturCrop improves the monitoring of pests and the effectiveness of treatments

Futurcrop - 02-11-2016

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that global agricultural production loses approximately 40% due to pests and diseases. The economic value of these losses was in 2016 approximately USD 40,000,000,000. Controlling these losses can not depend exclusively on the application of chemical insecticides, whose agricultural expenditure amounted to USD 59,000,000 in the same year. The agriculture of the future will be conditioned by sustainability, producing more and better, without increasing the resources of land and water and, above all, minimizing its environmental impact, obtaining food with a minimum of chemical residues in food.   Agriculture needs new technological developments that facilitate decision-making in the consumption of agricultural inputs. Currently, the needs of water or fertilizers are being controlled by sensors. But there were no new technologies that would provide adequate information to optimize an Integrated Pest Management.   FuturCrop is a software that has been developed to optimize sampling times and reduce the necessary treatments (both phytosanitary and biological) to the necessary and efficient.   Farmers need to visit the field to check and control the condition of the crops and carry out sampling. FuturCrop informs about the appropriate moments to carry out samplings in the crops, because it sends alerts of the change in the biological development of the pests. In this way the moment of appeara...
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Technology in the management of agricultural, forestry and ornamental pests

Technology in the management of agricultural, forestry and ornamental pests

Admin Futurcrop - 10-10-2016

Since the 70s of the last century there has been an emphasis on the need for rational use of phytosanitary products by producers and the eradication of repeated treatments by calendar. The appearance of computer science in the 80s allowed the development of the first phenological models applied to the management of pests. At present, with the development of new technologies applied to the agrarian world, applications are being developed that model the phenological development of crops, pests and potential. These advances provide a new source of information in agricultural pest management decision making.   Futurcrop has been born with the intention of putting at the service of the agricultural producer, located in any part of the world, automatically and without installation of  climatological stations nor sensors, the phenological models of development of 173 pests that cause economic damage to crops. Based on the location of the crops, it assigns a reference climate station and provides forecasts of the biological evolution of pests 10 days in advance. The calculations made indicate the evolution of the life cycles of the selected species, allowing producers and technicians to guide the sampling according to the pests development, while generating information on the moments of risk, in order to establish the  appropriate phytosanitary meassures at the right moment.   The system also records catches, levels of damage and phytosanitary treatments carri...
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