The Blight Tracker APP was developed in the frame of EuroBlight – a potato late blight network for Europe, to track early attacks of potato late blight in Europe. In this first version the countries covered are Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. To use the APP you need to be registered as a user. Late blight surveillance is organized nationally or via the EuroBlight Monitoring initiative. After registration the user can login and have access to the following features:
- Report: Upload registration of late blight attack, Where, how much, at which growth stage, production type etc. The user can take a photo and attach to the registration. The location information as latitude and longitude is taken from the GPS on the phone. Only after quality control by a system manager, the sent data will be published on the map. This includes then a delay from sending to display on the map.
- Map: the APP returns a map where late blight is found (currently for DK, NO, SE and FI)
- Infection Pressure: This is implemented for Denmark. The user selects a postal code from a drop down menu. The APP returns a graphics of the infection pressure indicating the weather based risk of attack by late blight including the use of a 7-day weather forecast.
- Unsent Reports: If there is no mobile connection the APP will store the report that will be available under Unsent Reports. When connection is available Unsent Reports can be posted to the system.