Decision support tools (DSTs) are designed to help end users to make more effective decisions. The aim of this report was to review existing DST used within European Permanent Grassland (PG) systems.
Decision support tools cover a range of formats including desktop computer software, web-based software, mobile apps and paper- based guidance. This report has considered any tool that could be used to inform PG management including both tools targeted specifically at PG management and other more general tools used to inform PG management (e.g nutrient or soil management DSTs). The report has identified a wide range of DST targeted to inform different PG ecosystem services, published in different formats and aimed at different end users.
The report has identified key gaps (geographical, sectorial and thematic) currently lacking in DSTs for each biogeographic region and farming system.
To learn more on the DSTs reviewed in SUPER-G click here, for the full report.