Apps for Mobile Devices
Thank you to Tina Smith, UMass Extension, for sharing these mobile optimized website apps to be used with your browser on smart phones and other devices)
Greenhouse Pest Guide from UMass Extension and UConn Extension
Created by Tina Smith, UMass Extension, and Leanne Pundt, UConn Extension. See: greenhousepestguide.umass.edu
This mobile optimized website app is a pest management reference guide that contains options for using biological control and pesticides. Partial support for this project was provided by the New England Florist Association Floriculture Applied Research Fund.
Greenhouse Disease Guide from UMass Extension
Created by Bess Dicklow, UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab, and Tina Smith, UMass Extension.
This mobile optimized website app is a disease management reference guide that contains options for using biological control, organic and conventional pesticides. Partial support for this project was provided by the New England Florist Association Floriculture Applied Research Fund.
AlkCalc, DLICalc, FertCalc and PGRCalc, four grower tools from the University of New Hampshire
AlkCalc: This calculator provides the recommendations for the amount of acid to add to irrigation water in order to modify the pH and alkalinity levels. It also provides the amount of added phosphorus, nitrogen, and sulfur that the corresponding acids will provide, plus an economic comparison of each acid.
DLICalc: Estimates DLI from supplemental light sources and estimates hours of lamp operation.
FertCalc: An on-line spreadsheet capable of calculating fertilizer formulations for water soluble fertilizers for up to four injectors.
PGRCalc: Web-based calculator for plant growth regulator mixing rates.
Back Pocket Grower™ from University of Florida backpocketgrower.com
Click “tools” for calculations for chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides and PGR’s. Click “Guides” for production information for spring greenhouse plug production.
Apps from iTunes, Google play
Greenhouse Scout™ from Cornell University (iTunes)
Summarizes information on biocontrol of common greenhouse insect pests and an interactive interface for collecting, organizing, and presentation of scouting data, and product application for insect management.
Gro Getter (iTunes) from Ball Horticultural Co.
Plant search and information for commercial growers and retailers for many horticulture crops.
PGR Calculator, OHP Inc. (free, iTunes)
Provides current PGR rates in ppm for spray or drench applications and calculates the amounts of solution and product needed.
PGR Mixmaster (free, iTunes, Blackberry, Android)
PGR calculator available from University of New Hampshire Extension.
Pesticide Side Effects App, Biobest (free, iTunes, Android and Blackberry) Allows user to find pesticides compatible with specific biologicals.
Plant Diagnostic App (free, iTunes)
Users select the diagnostic lab where they would like to submit samples, fill out relevant information, and submit up to six digital images to be sent to the diagnostician via email. Participating universities include UConn, Purdue, University of New Hampshire, Ohio State University, Auburn University, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, and Michigan State University. All types of plants and plant problems can be submitted. Images can be submitted for plant or insect identification and for disease diagnosis. Some labs may charge a fee.
Purdue Perennial Flower Doctor, Purdue Annual Flower Doctor (iTunes, Google play)
Trial Tracker—Greenhouse Trials, Extreme Technology Corporation (iTunes, Google play)
Enables tracking of all trial activities, from plant measurements, crop data points, plant treatments, and more.