MSU insect wall chart for greenhouses goes mobile
The MSU Insect Controls for the Greenhouse Industry poster is now available for smart phones.
The Michigan State University Extension publication Insect Controls for the Greenhouse Industry, traditionally available for purchase as a paper poster at the MSU Extension Bookstore, is now offered electronically. The application is a reference guide for commercial pesticides approved for use in greenhouses, listed by pest and is intended for commercial greenhouse growers who are primarily raising ornamentals or vegetable transplants.
The main screen displays a list of common greenhouse pests (Photo 1). When you choose a pest, a list of greenhouse approved pesticides labeled for that pest appears alphabetically (Photo 2). Click on any one of the pesticides for more details about that product (Photo 3).
Photo 1. The application’s main screen, as shown on an Android phone.
Photo 2. A list of products approved for use in the commercial greenhouse for aphids, as shown on an Android phone.
Photo 3. Details about a particular pesticide product, as shown on an Android phone.
This smart phone application is available in two formats:
- On the Google Play Android Market
- As a mobile optimized website. When using this option on an iPhone, you have the decision to add the app to your home screen for easy reference (Photo 4).