Work Plan

The project DSS-IWM is scheduled for 36 months and will be led by the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI). Beside the general tasks like co-ordination and dissemination the project includes work on the technical development and improvement of the DSS-IWM (mainly done by IPMC and ISIP). The second main part of the project consists of glasshouse and field trials where dose response data will be created and where the DSS-IWM will be practically tested (mainly to be done by JKI and UdL). Since these work packages are continuously linked, a step-wise progress of the DSS-IWM will be achieved. Also advisors and farmers using draft versions of the DSS-WIM will give feedback and will help to enhance the decision support system.

In order to achieve the intended progress within the project period of three years, it is crucial to ensure a quick and complete data flow between the work packages and partners respectively. Dose response data and results from field validation tests have to be compiled and implemented before the following growing season starts. Figure 1 shows the work and data flow between the relevant work packages.

DSS-IWM figure 1 work flow

In order to reach the desired goals within the project duration of three years, a fast and complete flow of data between the work packages and the partners is crucial (Figure 1).