Citrus False Codling Moth Management System (FMS) User Guide

Purpose  #

This document provides instructions on: 

  • How to utilize the Citrus Fruit False Codling Moth Management System (FMS) on the PhytClean platform. 

Pre-requisite  #

In order to use this guide, the user must be registered on Phytclean. 

  • If you are not already registered as a user, then go to the PhytClean website (https://phytclean.co.za) and refer to the guide: Register as a new User on PhytClean v 1.0 on the Help Section. Follow the instructions there. 
  • If you have forgotten your password or want to reset it, click on “Forgot Password”. Follow the instructions that follow. 

Linking to an FBO  #

In order to be able to change the records of an FBO (PUC) users need to be linked to that FBO. To link yourself to the FBO you will go to: 

  • FBO 
  • Select Link to an organisation and it’s FBOs 
  • Type in the FBO you want to link yourself to 
  • Then press Save  

Figure 1: Link to FBO and organisation 

How to change the harvest date for an orchard   #

The FMS control points can be found under the Citrus fruit 2019-2020 control point on PhytClean. To find this please navigate to: 

  • Home 
  • Select Citrus Fruit 2019-2020 

Figure 2: Citrus 2019-2020 

  • Click on Citrus FMS 

Figure 3: Citrus FMS 

  • Select Fruit FMS Manage Harvest Date 

Figure 4: Manage Harvest Date control point 

  • A grid will appear and allow the user to select a specific PUC and the orchards you have permission to update. 
  • Type in the PUC and press Get Result button 

Figure 5: Get Results button 

  • Select the orchard by ticking the block and then press the Edit button 

Figure 6: Edit button  

  • A window will pop up. On the pop up window please use the date picker that is on the RHS to change the date. 

Figure 7: Date picker 

  • Then press Submit 
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Figure 8: Submit 

FMS Fruit Infestation Monitoring Data Capture  #

This section provides instructions on How to upload fruit infestation monitoring data. 

Please note the following before you begin: 

  • Citrus FMS applies to all Citrus fruits except for lemons and Key limes. 
  • Please note that Bearss limes are not exempt from the FMS requirement. 
  • Make sure you capture the total number of infested fruits per orchard onto PhytClean, not the total number of the FCM themselves. See the FMS document and guidelines for this. 
  • DO NOT capture the average number of infested fruits per orchard as PhytClean will do this calculation based on the appropriate number of data sets and the interval between the dates when the fruit was assessed. It is the total number of infested fruits per orchard that is required. 
  • To view the key dates for when to begin the FMS infestation monitoring please consult the FMS PUC Dashboard. Refer to How to check Data sets for an orchard and key dates for a detailed description on how to view dates. 
  • The FMS PUC Dashboard also lists the correct number of data sets (each set of 5 data tress) that are required per orchard (Refer to How to check Data sets for an orchard and key dates). It is very important that all monitoring data captured is based on the indicated number of data sets on PhytClean. 
  • The below are the Fruit Infestation Monitoring Data Capture Orchard Statuses: 
  • NOT STARTED: Default at the start of season. No records have been captured on PhytClean. 
  • DUE16 weeks before harvest monitoring should start as suggested under the FMS, the status changes to DUE, unless monitoring has already begun. 
  • COMPLIANT FCM Infestation Monitoring was initiated at least 12 weeks before harvest and quality of data is enough. 
  • LATE START: Monitoring begun too late (for example less than 12 weeks before harvest. Potentially can be corrected if the harvest date is adjusted. 
  • INTERVAL ISSUE: The interval between assessment dates is greater than 10 days in at least one case.  
  • NOT REQUIRED: Not required as “CONFIRED C” has been selected. 
  • INSUFFICIENT DATA: Over the monitoring period there is not enough data points to be confident that monitoring has taken place effectively. Currently PhytClean flags records outside 12 weeks before harvest as insufficient data-which will be looked at. 
  • Select FMS Fruit Infestation Monitoring Data Capture 
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Figure 9: Fruit Infestation Monitoring Data Capture 

  • A grid will appear on your RHS, type the in the FBO code then select Get Results 
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Figure 10: Get Results 

  • A list of orchards under that FBO code will appear on the grid,select the orchard or orchards you would like to capture data for and select Edit 

NB: Please note that a user is able to select multiple Orchards as long as the number of infestation is the same and the assesment date for those orchards is also the same. 

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Figure 11: Edit Button 

  • A pop up window will appear where the following data needs to captured:  
  • Number of Infested Fruit: This is the total number of infested fruit found under the data trees irrespective of the number of data sets. 
  • Assessment Date: This is the day that the assessment was conducted. Assessment dates should ideally be a week apart and occur on the same day of the week if possible. Use the date picker to select the date. 
  • Data Capture Date: This is the date indicating when the data was captured (typically “today’s date). Use the date picker to select the date. 
  • Responsible Person as Assessment: Add the person that is overseeing the fruit infestation data process here. Put differently, put the name of the person that should be contacted if DAFF is wanting to learn more about the records being captured at that time. It may be a section manager, overall manager or administrator. 

Figure 12: Add Fruit Infestation Data 

  • Then press Submit  
  1. How to check the status of orchards under FMS 

To check fruit infestation data captured please go to: 

  • FMS tab 
  • Select FMS Toolkit 

Figure 13: FMS Toolkit 

  • Click on  FMS PUC Dashboard 

Figure 14: FMS PUC Dashboard 

  • Type in your PUC next to Select The PUC bar then type In your Orchard next to Select The Orchard and press submit on your far RHS 
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Figure 15: Submit 

  • A report for fruit infestation data captured will appear. You will also see 12 W Monitoring status highlighted in Figure 16. 
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Figure 16: 12W Monitoring Status 

Appendix 1 

How to check Data sets for an orchard and key dates   #

To check data sets for an orchard you will go to: 

  • FMS  
  • Select FMS Toolkit 
  • Click on FMS PUC Dashboard  
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  • Click on the dropdown arrow where it says SELECT THE DASHBOARD VIEW and select KEY DATES 
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  • Type in the PUC you want to check data sets  for where it says SELECT PUC 
  • Then press SUBMIT 
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  • Refer to column 5 for the Number of Data Sets per Orchard as shown in the figure below.