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UK: New blight forecasting app launched

British potato growers can now access the latest blight forecasting information with the launch of a new simple to use smartphone app by UPL UK & Ireland. Farming Online reports.

The UPL Blight Forecast App, displays Hutton Period and Smith Period data, alongside additional layers of information such as leaf wetness and spray conditions.

Once downloaded, users can identify and save multiple field locations by adding a pin in a satellite map. It offers the flexibility to source a blight spray forecast from one postcode location where fields surround the farm, or an unlimited number of additional locations and fields. The service delivers this using latitude and longitude location data to provide a field level blight forecast.

The app, which is free to download, also sends push notifications, sharing real-time information with the user, and is available for both iPhone and android handsets.

Marketing Manager for UPL UK & Ireland, said:

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