BruchidCast has been developed by Syngenta in conjunction with the PGRO.
Based upon the simple criteria of pods being present, and the temperature having reached at least 20 degrees C on two consecutive days, beans are at risk from Bruchid beetle attack.
BruchidCast is designed to aid the timing of insecticide applications by giving up to five-day advance warning of periods of peak pest activity by post code area.
No updates at present. Forecasts will resume in May 2017.