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iPhone and Android Apps for Citrus Pests and Disease Identification

Are you interested in screening for common and exotic citrus diseases and pests?

The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) CDiseases and CPests hand-held applications for iPhone and Android (2013) are searchable fact sheets from the Citrus Diseases and Citrus Pests LUCID tools originally published (2010-2012) and available through the Citrus Resource at: http://idtools.org/id/citrus/resource/ . Minor updates were provided to the NPDN CDiseases and CPests applications.  Both of the NPDN applications are designed for a more advanced field scout or user. Diagnostic details for common and exotic pests and diseases of concern are included in these applications.  The ProCitrus hand-held application for iPhone and Android combine and simplify content from the individual NPDN CDiseases and CPests applications for field-based screening into one application. ProCitrus (2013) is a component of the Protect U.S. program, a partner program to NPDN. Small farm producers are the target audience for ProCitrus. Overall, 24 citrus diseases and 60 arthropods are included within the citrus applications.iTunes_citrus_pests iTunes_app

LUCID Citrus Resource Citation-

Redford, A.J. and M.D. Trice. 2011. Citrus Resource. Identification Technology Program, CPHST, PPQ, APHIS, USDA; Fort Collins, CO. (June 7, 2014)

LUCID Citrus Diseases Citation-

Serrano, D., Serrano, E., Dewdney, M., and Southwick, C. (2010). Citrus Diseases. USDA/APHIS/PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology. (June 7, 2014).

LUCID Citrus Pests Citation-

Guerrero, S., J. Weeks, A. Hodges, K. Martin, and N. Leppla. (2012). Citrus Pests. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida and Identification Technology Program, CPHST, PPQ, APHIS, USDA; Fort Collins, CO. (June 7, 2014).

NPDN CDiseases Citation-

Serrano, D., Serrano, E., Dewdney, M., and Southwick, C. (2010, 2013).  NPDN CDiseases Application for Citrus Diseases.   USDA/APHIS/PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology and University of Florida IFAS Information Technology.  (June 7, 2014, iPhone application).

Click Here to Link to the iPhone information for NPDN CDiseases

Click Here to Link to the Android information for NPDN CDiseases

NPDN CPests Citation-

Guerrero, S., J. Weeks, A. Hodges, K. Martin, and N. Leppla. (2012, 2013).  NPDN CPests Application for Citrus Pests. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL;  Identification Technology Program, CPHST, PPQ, APHIS, USDA; Fort Collins, CO.  University of Florida, IFAS Information Technology. (June 7, 2014, iPhone application).

Click Here to Link to the iPhone information for NPDN CPests

Click Here to Link to NPDN CPests on Google Play for Android

ProCitrus Citation-

Brar, G., C. Burkle, A. Minott, N. Kooram, and A. Hodges (2013).  ProCitrus Application for Citrus Pests and Diseases.  Entomology and Nematology Department and IFAS Information Technology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.  (June 7, 2014, iPhone application).

Click Here to Link to the Protect U.S. ProCitrus App for Pest and Diseases in the iTunes store

Click Here to Link to the Protect U.S. ProCitrus App on Google Play for Android

Note-I have provided example citations for the iPhone applications, but you will want to modify the citation if you are using the Android application.

The development of NPDN CDiseases, NPDN CPests, and ProCitrus was funded by USDA-NIFA grant no. 2011-41533-31090 entitled “New Technologies and Educational Material to Address National Emerging Citrus Pests and Diseases.”  The project was a ProtectUS_google_playpartnership between the University of Florida, IFAS Extension, the University of California, Texas A&M University, and USDA-APHIS-PPQ.  Project Principle investigators included Dr. Amanda Hodges and Dr. Norman Leppla of the University of Florida, IFAS Extension;  Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell of the University of California, Kearney Agriculture Center; and Dr. Mamoudou Setamou of the Texas A&M, Kingsville Citrus Center.  Navya Kooram, Software Application Developer with IFAS Information Technology provided software development.  Kay Weigel, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, provided graphic design.  Some of the additional key project collaborators included Dr. Megan Dewdney and Dr. Michael Rogers from the University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center;  Dr. Greg Hodges from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; and Dr. Terrence Walters from the USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST Identification Technology Program.  All of the above referenced projects included important reviewer and photographer contributions from multiple individuals.  Please review the actual LUCID resources, tools, and applications for full acknowledgements.

As we periodically update the applications, please provide your comments and questions to me,  Amanda Hodges at achodges@ufl.edu . We hope you find these applications useful in your pest and disease screening!