Study: Strawberry Web Tool Could Save $1.7 Million Over 10 Years In Fungicide Use

From Growing Produce

A University of Florida-developed web tool can bring growers $1.7 million more in net profits over 10 years than a calendar-based fungicide system because it guides growers to spray their crop at optimal times, a new UF study shows.

The Strawberry Advisory System, devised by a UF/IFAS researcher, takes data such as temperature and leaf wetness and tells growers when to spray fungicide to ward off diseases. Growers can use the system by logging onto or use the website to sign up for email or text alerts.

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