When crop pests and diseases occur farmers want immediate solutions, this App gives extension staff and farmers the information they need to treat the crop instantly.
When crop pests and diseases occur farmers want immediate solutions. Time is of the essence. If they have to go searching for information which takes days to find, it might already be too late. They need to know what the problem is, what's caused it, and what to do about it. And they want to know now.
This App gives extension staff and lead farmers all the information they need to treat the crop instantly. If there is no way of saving a crop, the steps should help to prevent the problem occurring in the future.
After choosing the crop of interest, a series of simple questions are asked narrowing down the choices until a match is possible by comparing thumbnail images. Each fact sheet is divided into sections on damage, biology and life cycle, and management.
We started a series of fact sheets on weeds in version 8, but only two were published. Now with version 9 there are another 30, chosen by Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga, as those most important to agriculture.
Additional fact sheets will follow as we consult with other countries, and there will also be fact sheets on weeds that are considered a threat from countries outside the region. We adopted a similar approach to the pests and pathogens.
Version 7 of the App gives the option to either view Full Fact Sheets, or Mini Fact Sheets which contain a summary of the information in the full fact sheets. Version 8 of the App contains 441 fact sheets. Version 9 of the App contains 471 fact sheets.
We would like to thank ACIAR, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research for providing support in the development of the App under a sub-regional (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga) IPM project (HORT/2010/090). We thank Identic Pty Ltd., (https://www.lucidcentral.org) creators of Lucid and Fact Sheet Fusion for its development.
In version 10, we have continued to prioritise weeds. Another 18 are added, all present in Pacific island countries except for one that is important, present nearby and has the potential for spread. In addition, we have added an assortment of fact sheets on a variety of pests - insects, mites, slugs, rusts, smuts, bacteria and phytoplasmas, again choosing some not present, but for which Pacific island countries have a vulnerability. We have even added fact sheets on ways to improve biocontrol and what is healthy soil. We always welcome suggestions for others!
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- Identic Pty. Ltd.
- 35.2 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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