There are a variety of AgTech tools available that allow growers to correctly identify pests, diagnose disease symptoms, and continuously monitor the health of their crops. Tools ranging from sensors and cameras equipped with diagnostic technology, machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be used to prepare Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies.

The integration of key data from pest and disease management tools forms part of Whole Farm Management Software and aids key decision-making such as crop selection, agrichemical inventory management, MRL (Maximum Residue Limits) compliance, and understanding conditions conducive to pest and disease pressure.

The key steps to successful IPM are:

  1. Identify and monitor disease and pest incursion
  2. Assess economic damage
  3. Implement IPM strategy
  4. Evaluate success of IPM strategy

There are a number of technologies in this area that improve the accuracy and precision of each of these steps: