How to identify the location of trial sites harbouring high risks for the occurrence of diseases while covering the full range of conditions requested by the authorities?
How can we improve our trial planning process for the forthcoming field trial period?
Before scheduling the trial project you need to have an overview about the risk of disease/pests occurring and optimize/minimize the numbers of trials with a view to satisfying the zonal dataset requirements. You also want to know which trial sites might be potentially substitutable.
The most important factors stimulating or boosting diseases/pests are analyzed, and several risk classes are defined and mapped in the target countries. In stage two, a selection of trial sites, optimized in terms of an agro-scientific and economic point of view, are provided. The selection criteria are documented. The selection process is scientifically traceable and provides a valid argumentation basis in the event of queries. The investigation includes, for instance, satellite images showing the development of biomass, weather parameters, such as air temperature, precipitation and relative air humidity, as well as plant phenology. The parameters are selected according to the conditions under which diseases/pests thrive.
Delivery time: 1 – 3 months