The University of Missouri Extension has a new mobile app that will help farmers diagnose herbicide injury in crops.
MU Extension recently launched the Herbicide Injury ID app. When the app launches, users can choose from four options: diagnose injury, search by herbicide, view sites of action, or send photos and detailed descriptions to MU for diagnosis. On the results page, the user will find photographs and a description of the injury, which is organized by herbicide site of action.
MU Extension weed specialist Mandy Bish says the Herbicide Injury ID allows users to send photos of injured plants to MU Extension for preliminary diagnosis and feedback. Users can also scroll through a library of more than 200 photos to look for similar types of damage.
Bish adds that the app is not limited to corn and soybeans. It includes photos of some ornamentals, cucurbits, tomatoes and trees — and it continues to expand.
MU Extension introduced the new mobile app at its annual Pest Management Field Day on July 10. The app costs 99 cents to download.
Search for the Herbicide Injury ID app from the Apple App Store or Google Play on any mobile device.
• For iPhone or iPad, go to itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1297001308.
• For Android devices, go to play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=doit.herbicideinjury.
Source: MU Extension