Farming News - Farmers with fields prone to waterlogging wanted for help with Liver Fluke detection project

Farmers with fields prone to waterlogging wanted for help with Liver Fluke detection project

12 Aug 2019
Frontdesk

Thank you to all farmers who have submitted flooded field pictures and coordinates so far and are looking to source more to help with testing a fluke detection application.

It's to help us train a satellite model as part of a major Liver Fluke Early Detection project we are undertaking with Liverpool University (Updating the Ollerenshaw Risk Model)The FSA made a specific animal health recommendation in the Beef 2020 Report, in recognition of the economic significance of fluke, for an industry-wide initiative for the reduction and control of liver fluke.

We are investigating methods of snail habitat sourcing by using satellite and for this we need access to any grassland fields that are prone to waterlogging.

All we need is a picture of the field and the latitude and longitude of the field’s location using i-phone or google maps.

We won’t publish the data, it’s purely to train a model to make sure it functions correctly.

Please send to liver-fluketrial@farming.co.uk and thankyou in advance.

Using google maps on your phone:

Press on the location of the field and a pin will drop

Tap drop pin

Tap share icon

Tap message and email it to liver-fluketrial@farming.co.uk

Send – that will send us the co-ordinates.