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With the launch of the new Syngenta BlightCast for 2017, potato growers and agronomists will be better prepared to cope with more aggressive blight strains this season. It includes three prediction models: one for conventional Smith Periods; a New Criteria of blight development at lower temperatures and, new for 2017, a forecast using the Hutton Criteria proposed to model strains of blight capable of developing at shorter periods of 90% relative humidity.

BlightCast uses local weather forecasts and sophisticated disease modelling algorithms to predict blight risk for up to five days ahead – enabling growers and agronomists to plan strategies more effectively.