This app is based on the U.S. Forest Service publication: A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests. Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to go unchecked and only partially unmonitored. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat. Often called nonnative, exotic, nonindigenous, alien, or noxious weeds, they occur as trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns, and forbs. This app provides information on accurate identification of the 56 nonnative plants and groups that are currently invading the forests of the 13 Southern States. Recommendations for prevention and control of these species is provided from the booklet, “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants of Southern Forests,” published by the Southern Research Station as a General Technical Report. Basic strategies for managing invasions on a specific site include maintaining forest vigor with minimal disturbance, constant surveillance and treatment of new unwanted arrivals, and finally, rehabilitation following eradication.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Minor bug fixes and updating
Ratings and Reviews
Good but has bugs
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Invasive Plants of The South
This App provides users the capabilities for combating the invasion of the major non-native plants taking over their lands. That includes yard landscapes, city parks, suburban and rural home grounds, hunting leases, farms and ranches. River and stream banks are particularly vulnerable as invasive plant pathways since water is a main way their seeds spread and it is favorable habitat for establishment.
Invasions by plants in the South is increasing by 9 percent per year. Is one of those problems facing humans everywhere. But where we face it is on lands we use and enjoy ourselves and will leave to the next generations. It is a problem that we can tackle individually and as communities, neighbors, States and corporate landowners.
As authors of the books we are grateful to Chuck Bargeron and the UGA Invasive Center team for constructing this highly useful and portable tool. The capability to zoom in on the plant images gives you details not possible in the print copies. And concise methods for eliminating these plants are at your fingertips. A truly ideal step in ease of use for you. We all have worked to provide you with the latest knowledge and ways to stop the plant invasions on your lands and those that you enjoy. Updates are being formalized now.
Be Safe, Jame (Jim) H Miller
I Love It!!
Always on the lookout for new plant apps and this is a good one indeed! Good quality and easy to see photos along with plant characteristic and distribution info help make this a good and well completed app. I just wish they would make one for the West to, and add even more weeds to it!
The developer, Charles T. Bargeron, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Charles T. Bargeron
- 371.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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