Lead Participant: Magellium Ltd


The CropForecast project proposes to improve crop disease forecasting using high resolution earth observation data, accurate digital elevation models and local weather data. Such improvements will increase the efficiency, sustainablility, and profitability of crop production.The current approach to crop disease forecasting has limited spatial resolution and can only generally provide forecasts at a multiple field scale. The proposed approach would allow more precise forecasting at a sub-field level to be achieved. The initial focus will be to track, predict and ultimately limit the spread of potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in the UK. The proposed system will give farmers an early warning system that highlights the risk to their crops based on incoming weather patterns, detailed elevation and aspect information and remotely sensed data from satellites using sophisticated modelling techniques.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Magellium Ltd, LONDON £27,535 £ 20,652


The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom £45,000 £ 45,000
Deimos Space UK Limited, Harwell Oxford £37,113 £ 18,555
Soilessentials Limited, Brechin £83,726 £ 62,303


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