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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips

A NIFA-funded venture by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii-Manoa has resulted in a new iPad application, Estimate, that helps determine plant disease diversity. The program uses Standard Area Diagrams (SADs), a series of photographs of diseased leaves. Users can examine a leaf in the field and compare it with SADs to estimate the disease severity.

“This app is useful for crop consultants and research scientists looking to cut costs and improve the time and accuracy for assessing disease severity in plants,” said co-developer Sarah Pethybridge of Cornell University. The app is available for download on iTunes.

Read more at Cornell University.

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Agriculture systems and technology;
Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health
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