Decision Support System for IPM of Prune Brown Rot
The decision support system for IPM of prune brown rot (DSS-PBR) is an internet-based system developed by Dr. Themis J. Michailides’s group at University of California, Kearney Agricultural Center. This system primarily emphasizes on brown rot disease in prunes, but it could extend to brown rot of other stone fruit after further researches. The DSS-PBR could help growers, farm advisors and fruit industry in decision for brown rot management. Currently, this system could help users to determine the timings of fungicide application, irrigation and fruit thinning for disease control. In the future, the system can help users to determine short and long-term management strategies based on specific orchard situations.