The IPM Toolkit app is news and media reader available free for smartphone and tablet users. This app is brought to you by the University of Wisconsin’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
Following IPM practices is a sustainable approach that helps farmers maximize the use of pest prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression strategies, minimizing economic, health, and environmental risks.
Check out this application for iPhone and iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipm-toolkit/id504685615?mt=8
Checkout this application for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ipcm.tool.kit
NEW feature: A very easy YouTube channel search function has been added. It is now easier to add your local state extension or university playlist of videos. A typical use of the IPM Toolkit app would be to find a hot agricultural topic while looking at the latest IPM specialist’s news or Twitter posts in the app. For example, you might:
You can do it all inside this one app using your smartphone and the internet when ever you want or where ever you might be.
Mobile device and internet use is changing how global and local agriculture operate and expand their businesses. Growers in Wisconsin and other states, like the rest of the world, are increasing their use of smartphones and other handheld devices for communication and information management on their farms. A key to agriculture’s continued success is incorporating information from an unbiased science and research-based university source.
The staff of the University of Wisconsin IPM program has developed the IPM Toolkit app designed for smartphones and tablets. This app allows a user to read IPM related news articles, view videos, download publications, and access pictures to aid in adapting IPM practices to their agricultural operations.