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Integrated Pest and Crop Management (IPM) Toolkit App

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:

Checkout this application for Android:

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:

See an alert about soybean aphid infestation on the rise.
View a video about soybean aphid scouting.
Look up soybean aphid management in a publication
Search for pictures related to soybean aphids or scouting in the app’s online image database.
Create an email or social media post that contains pictures or links to what you have learned.

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.

An RSS reader for WordPress blog articles and a Twitter list reader
A video browser with access via YouTube to dozens of short educational clips
A small but expandable publication library of IPM materials that have been developed by the UWEX IPM program. The list contains PDF documents and some ePub books. All of the files can be saved in iBooks or other compatible apps for offline use.
A picture browser designed to aid in IPM field observations and scouting. The picture database has over 175,000 images available and is hosted by

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