Brave New World: Handy Digital Resources for Landscapers
25th August 2020
by Madeleine Stedman on behalf of The Landscape Association
In our last newsletter and blog, we outlined a range of plant identification apps that you can download on your mobile phone or tablet and use on the job. We’ve found some more great apps and websites that may help identify those really tricky plants or give tips to manage pests, diseases and weeds.
Good luck and happy plant identifying.
Apps for Pests and Diseases
Plantix is an app that specialises in plant pests and diseases. It all provides information on watering, planting, harvesting, light, required nutrients and associated plant health issues. The app also features some common garden and indoor plants, and provides tips for preventing problems that frequently affect plants. Simply by taking a photo of the pest or disease, the app identifies the problem and gives advice on eradication.
Agrobase claims to be the most popular app for farmers and agronomists. Its database includes a pests, weeds and diseases catalogue, as well as a list of all registered pesticides, insecticides and herbicides in a chosen country.
This is a serious app for professionals but may be useful for landscape contractors dealing with maintenance projects.
Websites for Plant Identification
Are you stumped identifying a native plant or a rare weed? There is a huge range of very useful Australian websites and services that can assist with identification and management of local plant species and weeds. Here are a few to get you started.