Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant
Pathology has released a mobile-friendly disease field guide that will help
growers, agents and consultants quickly assess foliar diseases in their soybean
fields. This new resource can be found at guide.utcrops.com.
features general information on all foliar diseases that pose an economic
threat to Tennessee’s soybean crop. Proper identification is made easier
through video instruction and a comprehensive photo gallery. These features
allow users to easily compare what they are seeing on the screen with what they
are seeing in the field. Once the
problem is identified, users can view management options for each disease,
including information on variety selection, fungicide efficacy and resistance.
Kelly, assistant professor with UT’s Department of Entomology and Plant
Pathology, designed the new guide. Her goal was to create an informative site
that would look great and function well on the devices most growers are using –
should make it easier for producers to quickly identify diseases and make management
decisions,” says Kelly, “and since it’s mobile friendly, it will also be
user-friendly when producers access it in the field.”
guide currently features only soybean disease information, Kelly says the site
will eventually include information and identification tools for diseases that
affect other row crops. She adds that the mobile friendly guide can also be
easily viewed on a laptop or desktop computer.
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