New app helps strawberry and peach growers manage diseases

Strawberry growers have a direct line to help for and information about diseases with the new MyIPM app, developed by researchers at Clemson University.

The idea for the app grew out of a previous series of USDA-NIFA Southern Regional IPM grant- funded projects that provided peach and strawberry growers with monitoring tools for fungicide-resistant plant pathogens. The online tool for strawberries gave growers alternatives for managing fungicide-resistant Botrytis. Subsequent surveys showed that the program saved growers about 10 percent of their yield. Continue reading

Smartphone app for disease management available for strawberry growers

When it comes to dealing with strawberry diseases, there’s now an app for that. A Clemson fruit specialist and a computer software designer have teamed up to develop a smartphone tool to help strawberry growers. The app will be unveiled at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference that is Thursday-Sunday in Savannah.

MyIPM is the first smartphone app that provides critical disease information for strawberry growers.

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