PatoSafe Harvest Optimization is a decision-support tool that uses cost analyses to provide a better basis for important decisions on harvesting. Harvest Optimization is currently only available for PD (SAV3).
In PatoSafe Harvest Optimization, a cost-benefit analysis specifically adapted for the production unit calculates the profitability of early harvest through the production cycle. Furthermore, a series of sensitivity analyses provide an overview of how changes in key production factors affect profitability.
In the analyses, the disease effects are based on data from a study published in 2015, which examined the negative effects of PD on production among fish farmers in Western Norway. These data will be continuously updated as more experience data become available.