From pest management to landscape care, four new apps recently unveiled by scientists in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provide critical information on timely outdoor topics.
IPM Pro and IPM Lite: As part of a multi-university team led by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, NC State scientists helped develop IPM Pro, the first Integrated Pest Management mobile app for nursery growers, landscapers, arborists, Extension agents and students. The app includes the major horticultural practices and disease and insect recommendations. The IPM Lite app is designed for home gardeners and is packed with information on everything from pruning to pests. Both are available for download in Apple and Android marketplaces. Find the app at http://www.ipmproapp.com or http://www.ipmliteapp.com.
NCSU Lawn Care: With categories like “grasses,” “pest problems” and “irrigation,” the Lawn Care app is a convenient, valuable tool for homeowners and commercial landscapers alike. Developed by the university’s turfgrass program, the app also includes a selection of turf tips and lawn-related news alerts. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod. Find the app at http://www.lawncare.ncsu.edu.
TickID: Since this is peak tick season throughout the eastern United States, the TickID app is designed to help people identify and protect themselves from ticks that vector human diseases. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod. Find the app at http://itunes.apple.com/app/tickid/id531348104?mt=8.