Antkey Mobile, USDA ITP’s newest mobile app, is here!

The USDA APHIS ITP team is pleased to announce the latest addition to our mobile app collection: Antkey Mobile. Developed in cooperation with the tool’s author, Eli Sarnat, and Australia’s Identic team, this app is based on ITP’s web-based tool, Antkey .

Lucid Mobile apps offer you the identification keys you’ve come to rely on from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet. Antkey Mobile (free for Android or iOS) allows you to take your Lucid key with you into the field for surveys and screening, even if your field site lacks internet access. Continue reading

Apps help identify invasive pests

by Clint Thompson, news editor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Is there an unwanted invasive insect or plant on your farm or in your garden that you don’t recognize? The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an app for that.

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Trying to grow grass? Tackling stubborn weeds? NC State has an app for that

Just in time for spring landscaping, the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Program has launched the android version of its popular NCSU Lawn Care app. Focusing on the key categories of lawn care and maintenance, such as grasses, pest problems and irrigation, the app is a convenient, valuable tool for homeowners and commercial landscapers alike.

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Soybean app helps farmers plan for next crop

From Delta Farm Press:

Ever wonder whether it’s worth it to apply a fungicide? How about the most cost-effective seeding rate? The national soy checkoff has put that information in the palm of your hand.

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New app teaches kids about gardening

Media contacts: Dr. Lucy Bradley, assistant professor of horticultural science at N.C. State University, 919-513-2001 or lucy_bradley@ncsu.edu; or James McGurk, promotions manager at UNC-TV, 919-549-7061 or jmcgurk@unctv.org

A new electronic game from UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is designed to get kids interested in spending time outdoors growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Made for the iPhone and iPad, “Read-a-Roo’s Fabulous Edible Garden” allows kids to grow their own virtual gardens and, along the way, learn how to grow, harvest and cook a variety of real plants and vegetables.

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