Cary Blake 1, Editor

June 16, 2014

4 Slides

Digital imagery - including Smartphones, SLR cameras, and hand-held microscopes - help pest control advisers and growers identify damaging insects faster and thereby allow timely applications of insecticides to reduce crop damage.

One such user is entomologist John Palumbo of the University of Arizona who holds magnification lenses against his iPhone lens to get much closer, intricate photos of insects.

About the Author(s)

Cary Blake 1

Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
Blake traveled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in California and Arizona.
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

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