Software for the Public

Plant Pathology faculty developed the following software for the public:


Name: Vegetable Disease & Insect Forecasting Network
Type: web application
Link: https://agweather.cals.wisc.edu/vdifn/maps
Faculty: Amanda Gevens (Plant Pathology), Russ Groves (Entomology)
Audience: Growers, crop consultants, agricultural industry and extension partners, and researchers.
Description: This map tool helps you visualize disease and insect pressure across Wisconsin based on degree-day models and NOAA meteorological data.

Name: Turf Pest Management Mobile
Type: mobile website
Link: https://turfpests.wisc.edu/
Faculty: Paul Koch (Plant Pathology), Doug Soldat (Soil Science), Mark Renz (Agronomy)
Audience: Professional turfgrass managers
Description: Provides research-based product efficacy ratings for the professional turfgrass manager.

Name: Sporecaster
Type: mobile application
Link: https://ipcm.wisc.edu/apps/
Faculty: Damon Smith (Plant Pathology)
Audience: Wisconsin soybean farmers
Description: The purpose of Sporecaster is to assist farmers in making management decisions for white mold in soybean. Farmers can easily input site-specific information about their soybean field into this app, which combines this information with research-based models to predict the best timing for white mold treatment.

Name: Sporebuster
Type: mobile application
Link: https://ipcm.wisc.edu/apps/
Faculty: Damon Smith (Plant Pathology)
Audience: Wisconsin soybean farmers
Description: When a fungicide application is needed to control white mold in soybeans, Sporebuster can help determine a profitable program. You enter your expected soybean price, expected yield, and treatment cost. Sporebuster instantly compares ten different treatment plans at once to determine average net gain and breakeven probability of each. You can mark, save and share by email, the best plans for your farming operation.