Iowa State Helps Develop App for Recording Pesticide Applications
February 19th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Meeting state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements can be as easy as pulling out a smartphone or tablet for producers and agribusinesses, thanks to an app Iowa State University helped develop.
The ISU Extension and Outreach program, formerly known as the Pest Management and the Environment Program, is working with the developers to improve the app’s usefulness and features, said Kristine Schaefer, program manager and extension program specialist.
The app is designed to help producers and agricultural businesses record and maintain pesticide application information. It allows users to document pesticide application information and link the information to specific field locations using satellite mapping.
The app also features a product search option that lists EPA product registration numbers and identifies restricted use products. The iPad version, and an updated release of the Android version scheduled for late-February, includes printing and emailing capabilities.