What is VitalFields?
VitalFields is an Integrated Pest Management solution for field crops.
We are able to give a plant disease severity forecast based on weather monitoring and local observations.
VitalFields also provides accurate historic and forecasted weather information for each field individually.
What is Integrate Pest Management (IPM)?
IPM is a continuous effort to combine biological, technological and chemical tools to reduce reliance on pesticides. Therefore VitalFields will not only provide information on efficient pesticide usage but also how to keep the risk level low with all other non-chemical methods.
What do I need to do?
After you sign up just find your fields on the map and mark them (Clicking on the corners of the field).
The system will automatically start generating an accurate weather forecast for your farm.
How much does it cost?
Since the service is in beta testing it is currently free. We appreciate all user feedback good and bad.
How long will it be free?
The basic weather forecast will always be for free. Other services like the disease warning system will cost.
Does it work anywhere in the world?
Yes, but the best results are currently in Europe.
What weather data are you using to come up with the forecast?
We are using data from as many independent weather forecasters as possible. Local national weather services like Met Office in UK and Meteorologisk Institutt in Norway. We also use several private weather forecasters. It is also possible to feed in data from your local weather station.
Why is your weather data better?
We are deliberately trying to avoid the need to buy a weather station on the farm. This forces us to use the latest techniques in weather forecasting and historical weather analysis to get accurate data. Try it out yourself and compare it to your current weather forecast provider.
Do you have a cloud radar?
Yes, but not for all areas. If you don’t see a radar picture and wish to access it please contact us.
How long is the forecast?
We show the forecast for up to 7 days in advance. Note that the shortest 6h forecast is always the most accurate. We constantly refresh out data.
How often do you renew your weather data?
Shorter the forecasts get renewed often- once per hour. Longer forecast renewed several times per day.
What computer/ devices do I need?
VitalFields works in every computer, with every browser. No local hardware is needed. VitalFields can also be viewed from a browser of a smartphone.
Does VitalFields have an app?
We don't have an app that can be downloaded on Android or the iOS. That said, our website is fully usable on any mobile device web browser.