An updated tool from the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) should made pest management a bit more user-friendly. UC ANR has recently launched a new mobile-friendly version of the Pest Management Guidelines for Avocados.
While the content of the guidelines has not changed, the design has been updated to be more compatible with mobile devices to allow for better navigation while out in the orchard. The new mobile-friendly format will also help to update information more efficiently with the content now having been moved into a database.
The process of developing a platform that is better suited for mobile devices included moving photos, table information and text from the official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and non-pesticide alternatives. During the reformatting process, the UC IPM team also included hyperlinks to the new webpage for natural enemy releases for biological control of pests.
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