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Welcome to Blightwatch.co.uk

Blightwatch is a collaborative service supported by the Potato Council and Industry sponsors.


The Blightwatch service providers have worked to develop this management tool which is available to farmers and other users free of charge.

Traditionally the risk of potato blight infection has been based on the calculation of Smith Periods - a system that uses hourly temperature and relative humidity recordings. However, until now Smith Periods have been calculated for only a limited number of Met stations around the country.

The Blightwatch service now covers the whole of the UK down to individual postcode level. The service operates in conjunction with the Potato Councils - Fight Against Blight! - service and delivers daily email and optional SMS alerts if blight risks are identified in your selected area(s).

Using the Blightwatch service

If you are a previous member of Blightwatch and have re-registered with the combined BlightWatch/Fight Against Blight service then please login using the form on the left. If you have not re-registered or are a new user then you will need to register, this can only be done via the Potato Council  Registration Page.

After registering please return to this page.

Blightwatch Disclaimer

You are granted access to the pages of Blightwatch conditional upon your agreement to accept the application of the laws of England between us and to indemnify ADAS UK Limited or any of its subsidiaries, agents or sponsors hereafter known as "ADAS", and not hold it liable for the result of any actions you may take based on the information contained herein.

Neither ADAS, the Met Office nor any of its employees, agents or sponsors shall be liable to you or to any third party for any losses or damages of any form (including loss of profit, direct, indirect, consequential, personal and any other form) whether arising from negligence or otherwise.

The information contained on this web site has been presented in good faith and is intended to be helpful and informative. The information is not necessarily accurate or comprehensive and does not purport to give professional advice. ADAS is not responsible for the contents of any sites accessed through external links. Visitors to this web site should verify the information and obtain professional advice if appropriate.



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