Clemson smartphone apps help growers fight fruit crop pests

by Scott Miller, Clemson University

Fruit growers can now fight insects and disease from the palms of their hands with technology developed at Clemson University.

Initially tailored for peach and strawberry growers in the Southeast, the MyIPM smartphone app series created by Clemson plant pathologists Guido Schnabel and Mengjun Hu with Clemson computer scientists Greg Edison and Roy Pargas has been expanded through a collaboration with scientists from Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, Penn State University, North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia. Continue reading

SIPMC Funds 11 IPM Enhancement Grants this year

Home gardeners, farmers and others will have new tools and educational opportunities thanks to 11 projects recently funded by the Southern IPM Center. Out of a total of 20 proposals, these 11 projects, totaling $300,000 in funding, will provide new crop profiles on turfgrass, ornamentals and agricultural crops; delve into complex pest issues with avocadoes, sorghum and other crops; and provide information for home gardeners on how to use IPM in small vegetable gardens.

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Got ticks? There’s an app for that

There’s an app for everything nowadays. You can pay for your lunch with an app, check-in for a flight with an app, and even find out what species of tick is attached to your dog.

Yes, you read that correctly. You can now download a “tick app.” For free. Just go to http://tickapp.tamu.edu.

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