WEED & PEST MANAGEMENT APPS


DEPI Crop Disease

What: Identify crop varieties and disease ratings from where ever you are with the DEPI Crop Disease app. Quickly access current disease resistance ratings and find images in the disease image library.

Key functions:

  • Compare resistance rating on a number of crop varieties for different diseases.
  • Compare disease symptoms with photographs.
  • Crop variety information.
  • Map disease and share photos with friends.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: Yes
Where do I get it?  Agriculture Victoria         iTunes             GooglePlay
Reviews: GooglePlay


Environmental Weeds Australia

What: The Environmental Weeds Australia app assists with the identification of weed species that invade natural habitats. It’s a great resource derived from a popular CD version. Identify weeds with over 10 000 photos and information on each weed species.

Key functions:

  • Identify weed species that invade natural habitats.
  • Valuable resource for researchers, educators, officers, community groups and all in between.
  • Distinguish with other similar species.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: iTunes $10.99 I    GooglePlay $9.90
Available offline/without reception: Yes
Where do I get it? Lucidcentral.org                iTunes           GooglePlay
Reviews: GooglePlay


Feral Scan

What:  The Feral Scan app can be used to record the location of pests in your local area, record problems they are causing and control actions undertaken. The records are submitted to the FeralScan community pest animal mapping website, helping to develop and maintain consistent information on pests throughout your region.

Key functions:

  • Locate pest animals in your local area (problems caused and control actions).
  • Maintain an up to date picture of pests in your area.
  • Monitor populations and target pests through coordinated pest control programs.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: No
Where do I get it?  Invasive Animals CRC             iTunes               GooglePlay
Reviews: GooglePlay


NSW WeedWise

What: Find key information to reduce the impact of noxious and environmental weeds through the NSW WeedWise app. Over 300 weeds are profiled and legal requirements under the Noxious Weed Act 1993 are identified providing control information and registered herbicide options.

Key functions:

  • User type- different experience depending on whether a landholder/ resident or weed professional
  • Landholders/ residents can enter contact details for their local weeds officer and directly repost high priority weed sightings via email or SMS.
  • Weed professionals can share information about a weed with clients with email or SMS (weed profile, legal requirements, control advice and herbicide options.
  • Incorporates the Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: Yes
Where do I get it? WeedWise            iTunes GooglePlay
Reviews:  iTunes       GooglePlay


SA Weed Control

What: The SA Weed Control app provides essential information about the control of weeds declared in South Australia. Within the app you can record the location of weeds and log control activities.

Key functions:

  • Control recommendations for over 100 declared weeds
  • Chemical and non chemical treatments
  • Safe use of herbicides
  • Photographs of each species to easily identify.
  • E-mail or phone regional resource officers with the ability to send photos of high risk weeds.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: yes
Where do I get it?  Primary Industries and Regions SA  iTunes       GooglePlay
Reviews: GooglePlay


Veg Pest ID

What: Identify pests in Australian vegetable crops with the Veg Pest ID app. Insects, diseases and disorders can be found with a database showcasing pictures and information. Protect and manage your crop.

Key functions:

  • Fast keyword reaching to find the pest you’re looking for and a multi directional search allows you to start looking by crops the pest is affecting or the type of pest it is.
  • Photos for each pest (zoom in or out).
  • Categorise pests and view them all together or narrow the search to a specific insect, disease or disease.
  • Identify different life stages with detailed information, understand what conditions make damage more likely and take initial steps to control.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: Yes
Where do I get it?  Applied Horticultural Research              iTunes             GooglePlay
Reviews: GooglePlay


Weed ID: The Ute Guide

What: The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) developed the Weed ID: The Ute Guide, to assist farmers in identifying the most common weeds found in paddocks throughout Australia. Photos are provided for each stage of the weeds lifecycle, where possible.

Key functions:

  • Categorises plant type and result for each refined by state and lifecycle defining characteristics.
  • The app allows the user to search, identify and compare.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: No
Where do I get it? Grains Research and Development Corporation           iTunes   GooglePlay
Reviews: iTunes        GooglePlay


WeedSmart

What: The WeedSmart app is used to assess the weed management for a specific paddock simply by answering 9 short questions about the paddock’s farming system. Herbicide resistance and weed seed bank risk is assessed. Test different weed management techniques to trial and email a description to keep track of different options used.

Key functions:

  • Rate your chances of herbicide resistance assessing how effectively weed seed bank is being managed.
  • Keep track of different weed management techniques for the paddock.
  • E-mail results to yourself, agronomists and others.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS ( iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: No
Where do I get it?  WeedSmart        iTunes
Reviews: iTunes


Woody Weed Specialists

What: Make more informed decisions with the Woody Weed Specialist app. Information provided is recommended for many woody weed species and includes weed identification, critical control times, different application methods and new and existing herbicide recommendations.

Key functions:

  • Identify and find what is needed to rid woody weeds.
  • New and existing herbicide recommendations.

Location: Australia
Platform: iOS (iPad), android
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: No
Where do I get it?  GooglePlay        iTunes
Reviews: GooglePlay