This repository is part of results of my PhD project. Here I present the evaluation of the potato late blight forecasting model used in Republic of Ireland, called Irish Rules.

The open-access publication of the manuscript can be found here.

The repository is built on the example research compendium provided by Emerson Del Ponte here.

The funding for this project comes from DAFM (Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine).


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Project team

Maynooth University: - Rowan Fealy

Teagasc: - Stephen Kildea

Met Eirean: - Keith Lambkin

University of Southern Queensland: - Adam Sparks


Please cite this research compendium as:

Cucak, M., Sparks, A., Fealy, R., Lambkin, K., and Kildea, S. 2019. Evaluation of the Irish Rules, a potato late blight forecasting used in Ireland.


Data: CC-0 attribution requested in reuse Manuscript: CC-BY-4.0
Code: MIT year: 2019, copyright holder: Mladen Cucak


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