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Easier than ever to forecast disease risk

Easier than ever to forecast disease risk

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27 Oct 21 Biosecurity News

Easier than ever to forecast disease risk

With the launch of a new version of the KVH Weather & Disease Portal it’s now easier for growers to see and assess weather patterns for their orchards. The portal is an important and useful tool that is used daily across the kiwifruit industry.

The current portal remains available, but growers can opt-in to try out the new version. This is a big step forward in working towards allowing growers to privately connect their own weather stations, enabling orchard specific weather and forecasts, localising the output of the tools like the Psa risk model.

Everything from the current portal is available within the new version along with some initial improvements:

  • New extended 15-day forecasts for every weather station location.
  • Updated dashboard featuring current conditions and evapotranspiration (ET).
  • Ongoing mobile-friendly design improvements so it's easier to get the information you need on any type of device.
  • Faster and more responsive platform enhancing overall usability.

You need to log-in to access the portal which you can do here. If you don’t have a log-in, register for access here or contact KVH at [email protected].

Once in the portal you will see a banner on the top, click on this to try the new version and let us know what you think. If you have any questions or comments please feel free contact us at [email protected].

Are you interested in privately connecting your weather station to the portal? Register your interest with KVH at [email protected].


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