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Technology to Tend Your Garden

With NIFA funding, researchers at Purdue University created the Purdue Plant Doctor, a suite of apps that offers high-resolution photos to help users identify plant disorders in nearly 200 plants, such as trees, annuals, perennials, and tomatoes.

Recent updates include resources that help users manage established invasive species like emerald ash borer or the Asian longhorned beetle. Homeowners concerned about bees are guided to solutions that protect pollinators.

Each app helps the user diagnose the problem by asking a series of basic questions on the plant species, the season, and other questions to help narrow down the potential causes of the problem.

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Farm Bill Priority Areas
Plant health, production, and products;
Agriculture systems and technology
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