Microprocessor controlled mildew detector
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University of Cape Town
Downy Mildew is a vineyard disease which has cost the Economy tens of millions of rand in terms of both harvest loss and pest control measures. However, the weather conditions conducive to an outbreak of the disease have been well researched, thus it should be possible to monitor these in the vineyard and subsequently raise an alarm, whereupon systematic application of fungicide agents should prevent an outbreak of the disease. The work presented describes a Microprocessor based Monitor/Alarm system whose purpose it is to alert the farmer to an imminent outbreak of Downy Mildew.
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Bensch, D. 1981. Microprocessor controlled mildew detector. University of Cape Town.