Interactive use of disease models using a smartphone

A.J. Boshuizen, P.C. Boshuizen, P.F. de Jong

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    Fruit tree canker (Neonectria ditissima syn. Nectria galligena Bres.) is an important fungal disease in apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.). Leaf fall is the predominant infection period for this disease. However, in The Netherlands and Belgium, no historical data on leaf fall of apple are available. In practice, collecting leaf fall data is a problem. An innovative approach was chosen to collect leaf fall data and introduce the Nectria model, according to Latorre, to fruit tree growers at the same time. An Android 2.2 Nectria application was developed. During leaf fall, growers received advice twice a week and used the smartphone application to send data and pictures, directly from the field. The general response of the first fruit tree growers who used the smartphone was very positive.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIX International Symposium on Modelling in Fruit Research and Orchard Management
    EditorsG. Bourgeois
    Place of PublicationLeuven
    ISBN (Print)9789462610583
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada -
    Duration: 19 Jun 201123 Jun 2011


    ConferenceSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

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