There's an app for that!
Several free apps are available for smartphones that can be utilized by pesticide applicators. This list is not complete and we would love to know about any others that are available!
Figuring Tank Mixes
Farm Logics has an app for both Android and Apple environments:
Precision Laboratories has an app available for both Android and Apple environments: http://www.mixtankapp.com
Marrone Bio Innovations has an app available through iTunes: http://marrone-bio-innovations.appspot.com/
DuPont has an app available through iTunes:
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln has a recordkeeping app for mobile devices. The recordkeeping app folows the federal requirements for private applicators which are the same as the Ohio requirements. Click here for instructions on downloading the app.
Droplet Size App
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln has an app available to assist pesticide applicators to make decisions regarding to droplet size and potential for "off-target" movement of pesticides. The app allows for rapid assesment of drift potential. The full article and links to download the app can be found here.
Mobile Access to Pesticides & Labels (MAPL)
The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) is pleased to announce the release of our latest app, which works on mobile devices and desktops. You can search for pesticide products by name, site, pest, EPA Registration Number, registrant, or search for a combination of these. You can then bookmark the results, bring up the federal label (pdf), and browse the product's ingredients, registered use sites, signal word, formulation, and more. Go to http://pi.ace.orst.edu/mapl/ to get started!
There is also a 3 minute tutorial video for the NPIC app available HERE.
Identifying Invasive Species
Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) allows you to use the power of your smart phone to help discover non-native species early in their infestations. The apps also allows you to upload information along with images for verifiers to confirm. Data is then added do the EDDMapS site to help track these invasive species across the country. This FREE app is available on both Android and iPhone. Go to http://go.osu.edu/GLEDN on your smart phone to download the app!
Choosing an Insect Repellent
The National Pesticide Information Center has developed a web app for consumers to use when considering insect repellents. The app shows the registered repellents and allows for sorting by length of protection time. The repellents can also be chosen based on insect groups. The app is available for your smart phone at http://npic.orst.edu/myrepel.