Crop App Index paves the way for a smoother route to existing agricultural decision support tools
CABI has launched a new product—the Crop App Index—aimed at paving the way for a smoother route to existing agricultural decision support tools to help navigate issues related to plant health.
The free to access Crop App Index has been developed by CABI as part of its PlantwisePlus program which aims to improve livelihoods by supporting the production of safer, higher quality food through sustainable approaches to crop production.
The newly launched website provides a filterable catalog of existing crop health related mobile apps and websites along with information on their content and a link to the website or app store. Categories by which users, including Plantwise plant doctors, other extension workers, farmers agro-dealers, and other stakeholders, can search the Crop App Index include identification of plant pests and diseases, fertilizer recommendations, scouting and market access.
Digital tools are very useful in agricultural extension and advisory services and in providing relevant information to farmers and agricultural service providers. The Crop App Index will make it easier for users to access key information, such as pesticide options and pesticide calculators.