New WaterAware app

With 42% of England's 486 protected drinking water areas at risk from agricultural pollutants, and with more than 70% of the UK's pesticide actives being taken out of the crop protection armoury since the early 1990's, Adama has developed an enhanced version of its popular WaterAware app.

The original WaterAware app was designed to help farmers, agronomists and sprayer operators prevent key active ingredients from entering and polluting raw supplies and to avoid further regulatory restrictions on herbicides and pesticides.  The app spatially assimilates soil type and soil moisture deficit information along with forecasted weather conditions and uses a traffic light system to advise when it is safe or unsafe to make chemical or pellet applications.

The updated WaterAware app also incorporates Adama's new #SlugAware feature which enables users to assess the risk of slug and snail activity on a field-by-field basis.

#SlugAware is designed to pretect the longevity of metaldehyde-based slug pellets such as Gusto 3 by ensuring pellets are only applied when absolutely necessary.  By considering factors such as soil type, humidity, soil moisture, temperature, cultivation method, wind and current and previous crops, #SlugAware gives growers a low, medium or high threat of slug activity warning based on their land's specific conditions in a given 24 to 72 hour period.

The upgraded WaterAware app (which now includes the #SlugAware feature as standard) is FREE to download from Google Play for Android devices or the Apple Store for Apple devices.  

BASIS and NRoSO points are available for using the app.