Electronic Pest, Disease, Beneficial & Weed Identification Tool
The Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) has completed an innovative project transferring a popular pest and disease identification handbook to an electronic format. The resource has all the data stored on a memory card that can be inserted into portable platforms such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and some Smartphones. The identification tool has almost 200 factsheets with 782 images and uses touch screen menu navigation.
The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) and released to industry in August 2009. In this Nursery Paper, John McDonald, NGIQ Industry Development Manager, (IDM) provides an overview of this industry innovation. (October 2009, issue 9)