Continue continues the simulation for another season, simulating the overwintering of the fungus and the production of the appropriate numbers of ascospores the following season.
Exit terminates the simulation and closes Applescab. You may exit Applescab at any time during the simulation.
Harvest Season allows you to simulate different apple cultivars with differing rates of maturation by selecting Early, Mid, or Late season maturity. Click on your choice, which will remain in effect until you reset it or until you close the simulation window and reopen it.
Yield opens a window in which you can enter the maximum yield (in the absence of apple scab) in bu/acre or kg/hectare to simulate different apple cultivars and planting systems with different yield potentials. Enter the desired value and click the "Save" button. Your choice will remain in effect until you reset it or until you close the simulation window and reopen it.
Weather gives you the selection of one of five possible weather data sets: cool and wet, hot and dry, moderate temperatures and dry, moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall, and moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Click on your choice, which will remain in effect until you reset it or until you close the simulation window and reopen it.
Weather Report provides actual temperature and rainfall data from the previous day as well as a forecast of temperature and chance of rainfall for the current day and the next two days. As in the real world, there is a degree of chance in the forecasts. They are based on the weather data that will actually be used in coming days, with a random component to reflect the inherent difficulty of predicting the weather.
Spray... opens a window that allows you to apply a spray of one of three fungicides or any combination of the three in a tank mix. "Protectan" is strictly a protectant fungicide, which interacts with the fungus on the surface of the leaf. "Eradican" is an "eradicant" fungicide that is absorbed by the plant tissues (and is therefore less subject to weathering by subsequent rains) and acts to suppress infections that are already established. "Combocide" is a fungicide that is primarily a protectant but has some limited after-infection activity.
Enter the dose of the active ingredient in kg/hectare or lb/acre. Click on the "Spray" button to apply the fungicide on the date given or on the "Close" button in the top right corner to exit the dialog box without applying the spray. The spray will be applied on the day following the day on which the command was given. A warning is given if the spray will be applied in the rain. A spray applied while it is raining will not leave the full residue of fungicide on the foliage.
Price... allows you to enter the market price of apples per bu. or per kg. for the current season's crop.
Show Report displays a full accounting at the end of the season.
The rest of the View menu allows you to turn on and off the display of the different simulation variables on the graph as the season progresses. Click on a variable to toggle it on or off, and click Refresh to make it appear on the graph.