KWS and the German Information System for Integrated Plant production (ISIP e.V.) jointly developed a new app for smartphones to identify leaf spot diseases in sugar beet.
The KWS Leaf Scanner supports you in the field to identify leaf diseases in your sugar beet. The five most common leaf spot diseases in sugar beet are:
- Cercospora (Cercospora beticola)
- Ramularia (Ramularia beticola)
- Beet rust (Uromyces betae)
- Bacterial leaf spot (Pseudomonas syringae)
- Phoma leaf spot (Phoma betae)
The app identifies the most important sugarbeet leaf diseases. In order to recognise a disease properly, it is necessary to take a picture of the leaf from close distance. Alternatively, picture picture can be selected from your photo gallery. The app can distinguish between cercospera, beet leaf rust, ramularia, phoma, pseudomonas and unspecified leaf spots (wholes or dust on the leaf).
In addition the app provide sthe probability for a correct identification of the disease. Furthermore, the disease management process, and the environmental factor for each disease.
1.Analysis and identification of leaf spot diseases
2. Further information on
- Favourable conditions
- Similar diseases