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UF Mobile Sites, Citrus Pests and Diseases Recently Released

MobileWebsAndApps-300x133Did you know that the IFAS Application Development Team has a mobile website?

Go to http://m.ifas.ufl.edu

You need to be on a mobile device (e.g., your smart phone or tablet) to open the site.  The site include a link to a unit an employee directory, DDIS (our UF/IFAS Extension digital system for pest and disease diagnosis of plants), EDIS (our electronic extension publications), FAWN (Florida Automated Weather Network), and various identification resources.  The latest identification resources include the fact sheets associated with the citrus disease LUCID tool (http://idtools.org/id/citrus/diseases/  ) and the citrus pest LUCID tool (http://idtools.org/id/citrus/pests/  ).  Production of both LUCID tools was funded by USDA-APHIS-PPQ.  Project coordinators for the LUCID tools included:  Terrence Walters and Amanda Redford, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST.  Authors of the Citrus Disease LUCID tool included:  Dr. David Serrano, Broward College;  Dr. Ester Serrano, USDA-APHIS-PPQ;  Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF Citrus Research and Education Center;  and Christina Southwick, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST.  Authors of the Citrus Pests LUCID tool included:  Sarahlynne Guerrero, Dr. Jennifer Weeks, Dr. Amanda Hodges, and Dr. Norman Leppla of the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology.  Dr. Kirk Martin, USDA-APHIS-PPQ is also a co-author of the citrus pests LUCID tool.  Authors of the LUCID tools are also authors of the mobile websites and apps.

Primary development of the citrus disease and pests mobile websites was by Navya Kooram, UF-IFAS Application Development Team.  These mobile websites are currently being submitted to Apple and Android as apps.  Production of the Citrus Disease and Pests apps was funded by a USDA-NIFA grant entitled “New Technologies and Educational Material to Address National Emerging Citrus Pests and Citrus Diseases.”  Project Directors for the grant included Dr. Amanda Hodges and Dr. Norman Leppla, UF Department of Entomology and Nematology.  Citrus Disease and Pests apps is a multi-state project.  Subcontract Project Directors include:  Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, University of California-Riverside and Dr. Mamoudou Setamou, Texas A&M University.  Dr. Gurpreet Brar, UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, is serving as the project coordinator.  Graphic design specific to the Citrus Disease App and Citrus Pest App was provide by Kay Weigel, UF Department of Entomology and Nematology.