SDSU Developed a New App to Help Diagnose Soybean Diseases

SDSU released this new app a couple weeks ago, and we think it’s pretty cool. For all of you tech-savvy soybean growers out there, you won’t want to miss this one.

A new mobile application makes it easy for growers in South Dakota and nearby states to diagnose soybean diseases, and is available as a free download through the Apple Store.

The Soybean Diseases app, developed by South Dakota State University Extension Plant Pathologist Larry Osborne and SDSU AgBio Communications, provides growers and crop managers with easy-to-use and handy diagnostic information for a number of major or potentially problematic soybean diseases. It is intended to provide a starting point for management decisions.

It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Learn more about the application at this link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soybean-diseases-of-sd/id432509354?mt=8

Osborne said the application puts information from the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service at the fingertips of growers, who remain ultimately responsible for management decisions. Support from South Dakota soybean growers helped make the application possible, Osborne said.