01 June 2022
Heat Stress Alert warns of local crop risks for Quantis timing
GROWERS can now get advance warning of the best time to apply Quantis biostimulant, to best tackle the effects of heat stress events. The Quantis Heat Stress Alert website gives a clear 14-day forecast of risks for individual fields, along with the option to have specific alerts emailed direct.
Pulling together information from multiple weather sources, the forecast calculates pin-point local conditions for the coming 14 days. Warnings would be triggered by periods of leaf temperatures in excess of 25⁰C for four hours a day - or extreme weather events over 30⁰C at any time in the day.
Information is displayed as a simple traffic light colour coding graphic - with green for no significant risk of a heat stress event; an amber for a potential heat event that may occur, or a red warning of timing to take positive action against an imminent heat event. An email alert would only be sent when a heat event warning was triggered.
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