Mobile-IPM App for Control of Insects, Weeds, and Diseases

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About the app

Mobile Integrated Pest Management (Mobile-IPM) is a tool for Canadian farmers. We focus on the major Canadian crops such as oilseeds, cereals, and pulses. Our goal is to help farmers avoid unnecessary treatment on their crops as well as economic loss.

We are completing the set up for the interactive insect identification tool (available for wheat and canola) and a system for real-time pest forecasting and risk maps. We need your feedback to fine-tune the accuracy of our identification tools. We also need your requests and suggestions for the crop management module.

This app will be free for use and available for Android and iOS. We aim to have an official release by 2018.



Mobile-IPM


Quick, convenient access to information is a powerful tool to make the best management decisions for your crop.
What if your cell phone could help you identify pests, weeds, diseases, offer you up to date risk maps, and keep field records?


Mobile-IPM was created to open more lines of communication between all people involved in successful farming, including growers, agronomists, researchers, ag extension agencies and government in Western Canadian provinces.



Features:


Pest Identification

User-friendly, well-illustrated tools to identify pest insects, weeds and diseases of the major Canadian field crops. Pick characteristics you can easily see and get answers. Snap a picture. If still not sure, ask for help of your extension agent.

Monitoring and Forecasting

(Coming soon!)
Real-time monitoring and forecasting updated based on pest reports. Data from AAFC agencies on climate, biology and degree-days and vouched by government specialists.

Farm Management

(Coming soon!)
Use your cell phone to help keep track of different fields. Save your decisions, product choices, crop protection, management history and more, and keep records for future reference.


Highlights:


* Works for specialists and non-specialists
* Easy access to information for IPM and recommendations
* Get official information at hand, as it is vouched and generated by researchers and government agencies
* Does not depend on emails, newsletters and external links to receive updates



FAQ


How much will it cost?
The app is free for download.

Which mobile phones will it be available for?
The app will be available for iOS and Android. We are also looking at making it available for Blackberry and Windows Phone.

I don't work or live in Canada. Can I still test the app?
Sorry, but at this time, we are not signing up users from abroad. Until the app is officially released, we need it tested in Canadian farms.

 

 

With generous support from

AAFC WesternGrains University of Manitoba