UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program

APPs: Useful apps for greenhouse growers

Greenhouse Pest Guide web-based app

Website APPs for Mobile Devices (Mobile optimized websites to be used with your browser on smart phones and other devices)

 

Greenhouse Pest Guide  University of Massachusetts Extension

See:http://greenhousepestguide.umass.edu/
Our Greenhouse Pest Management App for commercial growers of greenhouse crops and flowers was created by Tina Smith, University of Massachusetts and Leanne Pundt, University of Connecticut. This  is a pest management reference guide that contains options for using biological control and pesticides. Partial support for this project provided by the New England Florist Association Floriculture Applied Research Fund.
For questions or comments about this app, contact: Tina Smith, UMass Extension at 413-545-5306 or email tsmith@umext.umass.edu

Greenhouse Disease Guide University of Massachusetts Extension
See: http://greenhousediseaseguide.umass.edu/
Our Greenhouse Disease Management App for commercial growers of greenhouse crops and flowers was created by Bess Dicklow, University of Massachusetts Plant Diagnostic Lab and Tina Smith, University of Massachusetts Extension. This is a disease management reference guide that contains options for using biological control, organic and conventional pesticides. Partial support for this project provided by the New England Florist Association Floriculture Applied Research Fund.
For questions or comments about this app, contact: Tina Smith, UMass Extension at 413-545-5306 or email tsmith@umext.umass.edu

Back Pocket Grower™  from University of Florida
http://Backpocketgrower.com
An easy to use calculator for figuring stock solutions for injectors.
Click “tools” for calculations for chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides and PGR’s
Click “Guides” for production information for spring greenhouse plug production

Four grower tools: AlkCalc, DLICalc, FertCalc and PGRCalc from Univ of New Hampshire
See: http://extension.unh.edu/Greenhouse-Floriculture/Grower-Tools2
AlkCalc - This calculator provides the recommendations for the amount of acid to add to irrigation water in order to modify the pH and alkalinity levels. It also provides the amount of added phosphorus, nitrogen, and sulfur that the corresponding acids will provide, plus an economic comparison of each acid.
DLICalc -  Estimates DLI from supplemental light sources and estimates hours of lamp operation
FertCalc - An on-line spreadsheet capable of calculating fertilizer formulations for water soluble fertilizers for up to four injectors.
PGRCalc  - Web based calculator for  plant growth regulator mixing rates.

APPs available from ITunes, Google Play

Greenhouse Scout™  , Cornell University (ITunes)

Search "Greenhouse Scout" on the App store on ITunes. Summary of information on biocontrol of common greenhouse insect pests and an interactive interface for collecting, organizing, and presentation of scouting data, and product application for insect management.

Gro Getter (ITunes) from Ball Horticultural Co. 
Plant search and information for commercial growers and retailers for many horticulture crops.

Pesticide Side Effects App, Biobest (Free, ITunes, Android and Blackberry platforms)
Guideline for the integrated use of biological control agents & pollinators in combination with crop protection products. Allows user to find pesticides compatible with specific biologicals.

Plant Diagnostic App (Free, ITunes)
Link or search "Plant Sample Submission" on ITunes
Users select which diagnostic lab they would like to submit samples to, fill out relevant information and submit up to six digital images to be sent to the diagnostician via email.  Participating Universities include UConn, Purdue, University of New Hampshire, Ohio State University, Auburn University, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, and Michigan State University.   All types of plants and plant problems can be submitted.  Images can be submitted for plant or insect identification and for disease diagnosis. Some labs may charge a fee.

PGR Mixmaster (Free, ITunes, Blackberry, Android)
Link PGR calculator available from University of New Hampshire Extension

PGR Calculator, OHP Inc. (Free, ITunes)
Link or search "PGR calculator, OHP" The PGR Calculator will allow the user to look up current PGR rates in ppm for spray or drench applications. The grower then enters the desired dose and the size of the application area, or the number of pots for a drench and the app calculates the amounts of solution and product needed.

Purdue Perennial Flower Doctor,  Purdue Annual Flower  Doctor (ITunes, Google play)
See: https://www.purdueplantdoctor.com/

Trial Tracker – Greenhouse trials (ITunes, Google play) from Extreme Technology Corporation
Enables tracking of all trial activities, from plant measurements, crop data points, plant treatments, and more.

Resource – Slide show: “The Greenhouse Grower List of 15 Apps For 2015” By Janeen Wright, December 29, 2014

Compiled by Tina Smith, UMass Extension, Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program