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GEOPOTATO

GEOPOTATO will develop and implement a decision support service (DSS) in Bangladesh for an optimal control strategy of late blight in potato. The DSS will provide farmers with preventive spray advice when a late blight infection period is predicted to occur. The DSS also evaluates past sprays, which may result in curative spray advice when, despite past sprays, infection is likely to have occurred in the past few days.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2016
  • Projectstatus
    Needs funding
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-C_005857
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Background

Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is the most common and highly destructive, fungal disease in potato, tomato and other solanaceae crops in Bangladesh. Annual potato yield losses due to late blight have been estimated at 25-57%. Late blight can be controlled but only by frequent and costly applications of fungicides. Moreover, the degree of control heavily depends on the timing of the fungicide application in relation to local weather conditions, crop development and disease pressure. So, the efficiency of late blight control can be improved considerably by informing farmers in time about predicted infection periods of the potato crop and the effectiveness of past spray applications.
GEOPOTATO

Updates

Posted on January 23, 2018

Fungicide Spraying

Fungicide Spraying

A GEOPOTATO registered farmer spraying fungicide on his own field when he get the SMS by GEOPOTATO. By the way, He shared the massage each and others to spray the fungicide to control potato late blight disease.
Posted on January 23, 2018

Spraying Fungicide

Spraying Fungicide

 Spraying Fungicide
A GEOPOTATO registered farmer spraying fungicide on his potato field to get the 4th massage of GEOPOTATO to control Potato Late Bilght Disease.
Posted on January 23, 2018

A Farmer read massage to send GEOPOTATO.

A Farmer read massage to send GEOPOTATO.

A Farmer read massage to send GEOPOTATO.
A GEOPOTATO demo farmer is happy to get the message on GEOPOTATO. He follows the massage and spraying fungicide as a recommended generic name of fungicide and dose.
Posted on January 21, 2018

Demonstration plot

Demonstration plot

Demonstration plot
Demo farmer have maintenance the all sort of activities as per our Demo Guideline ( Time to time sparing the advise fungicide through as per GEOPOTATO massage for control the Late Blight Disease at Rangpur)

Target group

GEOPOTATO aims at becoming the preferred agricultural advice service for over 750,000 small farmers in Bangladesh that grow potatoes on 450,000 ha in the dry winter season.

Sustainability

The late blight alert service will be provided on a subscription base to farmers, through SMS or voicemail during the potato growing season. Expected farmer benefits range between 100 and 250 Euro per hectare - depending on the farmers��� current agricultural management and disease control.

Goals overview

- Food Security & Sustainable Consumption (Other)
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