The strawberry app – a new tool for forecasting, warning, and better understanding

The purpose of the project is to develop a functional smartphone application that helps strawberry growers 1) to identify harmful organisms and 2) to share this information with other growers, researchers and the public. The advantage is that growers can carry out pest control measures with a higher target precision, which leads to significantly lower use of unnecessary pesticides. Since data on organisms are posted on a website, other growers can be warned, and researchers can compile damage forecasts.