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How to Combat Powdery Mildew in Greenhouses

Consider a scenario where the potential threat of powdery mildew can be identified and addressed proactively. PYLOT introduces its innovative Climate Incidents feature, aiming to enhance disease prevention in greenhouses. This article will examine the challenges associated with powdery mildew in greenhouse environments and discuss the ways in which PYLOT's solution is contributing to advancements in disease prevention.

How to Prevent Powdery Mildew

Elevate Your Disease Management with Cutting-Edge Technology

The Powdery Menace: A Challenge for Growers

Powdery mildew, a common fungal disease, poses a significant challenge to greenhouse operations. Its rapid spread can jeopardize crop health, reduce yields, and impact the overall profitability of greenhouse businesses. Traditional methods of detection often fall short, leaving growers grappling with the aftermath of an outbreak.

PYLOT's Climate Incidents: A Game-Changer in Disease Prevention

We are always dedicated to empowering our customers with innovative solutions. At the forefront of our arsenal is the Climate Incidents feature, a powerful tool designed - among other things - to detect conditions conducive to powdery mildew before it takes root.

The Core of Climate Incident:

  1. Real-Time Monitoring: Climate Incidents provides real-time monitoring of environmental conditions within your greenhouse. Temperature, humidity, and other crucial factors are continuously analyzed.
  2. Predictive Analytics: Leveraging advanced algorithms, Climate Incidents predicts potential powdery mildew outbreaks by identifying conditions favourable for its development.
  3. Alert System: The moment there's a risk detected, Climate Incidents triggers an immediate alert to greenhouse growers and managers. This allows for swift and targeted intervention, preventing the escalation of the issue.

How does it work in real life?

First of all, the most favourable condition for the occurrence of powdery mildew is sudden changes in relative humidity. Our algorithms can track potentially dangerous situations and inform you about them. The threshold conditions of the algorithms can be fine-tuned: you can set up an alerting as strict as possible to track even potential problems or track only critical situations.

PYLOT allows you not only to detect pre-condition for a Powdery Mildew incident, it gives you an opportunity to more accurately determine the cause of such behaviour by comparing with existing types of incidents in timeline. For example, there is a "Venting setpoints conflict" incident in PYLOT which often causes sudden changes in climate parameters. It happens when the wind and lee side of vent windows are operated almost synchronously, especially at levels when the influence of each centimetre of the window opening on the climate is at maximum. 

On the image attached you can see the real situation happened with one of our customers (of course, no personal data is shown). As you can see, "Venting setpoint conflict" incident appears together with "Mildew" incident. It does not mean the mildew has already happened; it means that there are strong pre-conditions for occurrence and spread of disease and PYLOT informs you about them in advance, giving you the time to take some actions!

Test PYLOT's Climate Incidents Today!

Don't be caught off guard by powdery mildew outbreaks. Embrace the future of greenhouse management with PYLOT's Climate Incidents. By testing this groundbreaking feature, you're not just adopting a tool; you're investing in the resilience and success of your greenhouse operation.

To get started with Climate Incidents and revolutionise your disease prevention strategies, contact our dedicated team for a personalised demonstration. Elevate your greenhouse management, protect your crops, and ensure a flourishing future with PYLOT. The power to prevent powdery mildew is now in your hands!

mildew and venting setpoint conflict in one timeline

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