Brian Arnall , Precision Nutrient Management Extension Specialist for Oklahoma State University, gave a presentation to InfoAg 2013 attendees this year, where he broke down all the different apps available for agriculture. Featured here are seven of the apps he recommended for ID tools for pests and weeds. Do you use any of these apps, and if so, what do you think of them? Leave your comments below.
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1. Field Guide from Ag PhD
The Ag PhD Field Guide helps you to identify problem pests while you’re out in your field. You can browse weeds and insects by name and view photos and read control recommendations. You can also get agronomy information through the FMC HatchTrak newsletter.</p>
Field Guide is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ag-phd-field-guide/id545427305?mt=8" target="_blank">available on iTunes</a>.</p>
Pestbook, developed by DuPont, helps growers identify pests and beneficial insects through a photo album and record keeping tools. This app is primarily aimed at cotton growers.</p>
Pestbook is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pestbook/id549491646?mt=8" target="_blank">available on iTunes here</a>.</p>
4. Purdue Extension Corn and Soybean app
This app provides a range of tools but the weed and pest identification areas are particularly helpful. It includes hundreds of high-quality images to help you diagnose problems and understand common issues in corn and soybean production. Short videos also illustrate important concepts. There also is a tool for submitting samples to the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory.</p>
This app is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/purdue-extension-corn-soybean/id64328614... target="_blank">available on iTunes here</a>.</p>
5. Soybean Field Guide
This app was developed by the Louisiana State University AgCenter and is useful for identifying weeds and insects that can be damaging for soybeans. This is not technically an app you download to your smartphone but it is rather a website that is optimized for mobile viewing. The app provides information on symptoms and conditions that can lead to pest, weed or disease development in soybean fields.</p>
Visit<a href="http://soybean.lsuagcenter.com/" target="_blank"> http://soybean.lsuagcenter.com/</a></p>