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 ontoΒ Agroclimate.org/tools/strawberry or use the website to sign up for email or text alerts.

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