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Rain Garden on the App Store on iTunes

University of Connecticut

Description

Rain gardens are depressions in the ground that collect rainwater from roofs, driveways, parking areas, or other hard surfaces, reducing the amount of polluted runoff entering local waterways. The University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research developed this App as a resource for homeowners, landscapers, contractors, and others.

The App will guide you through the process of designing, installing, and maintaining a rain garden.
The App includes basic information about what rain gardens are and how they work; guidance on how to design and install them properly; and tips on maintaining your garden. The app includes several short video tutorials to help users with each step of the process.

Through the App’s Plant Selector tool users can select native, noninvasive plants and their cultivars that are known to work well in rain gardens. Plants can be selected based on plant type, sun exposure, and bloom color.

There are also tools for determining rain garden size based on the size of the area draining to it, a soil drainage map to help determine if a rain garden makes sense in a particular area, and a simple cost calculator to gauge cost.

Users can also store information in the App about the Rain Gardens they have installed and set maintenance reminders for multiple gardens.

It is currently geared primarily toward users in CT, so the plant catalog and mapping tools are specific to that area. However, the general information and tips are applicable anywhere. We hope to have a nationally applicable version available soon.

The Center for Land Use Education and Research is a partnership between the Departments of Extension and Natural Resources and Environment in UConn’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Connecticut Sea Grant Program.

Smartirrigation Turf

AgroClimate
This app is designed to help urban turf irrigators in Florida and Georgia, USA to generate irrigation schedule recommendations based on real-time weather and short-term forecasted data to better meet the plant water needs of a given period, conserving water while also minimizing nutrient leaching from the root zone due to excessive irrigation. Users can register irrigation systems in the app and receive notifications regarding irrigation schedules changes due to differences in the irrigation demand for the next few days.

Pic-a-Papaya

CTAHR
Pic-a-Papaya allows Citizen Scientists to submit photographs of papaya plants for the diagnosis and mapping of papaya ringspot virus in Hawaii. The app also provides instructions for residential users in Honolulu to submit papaya leaf tissue samples for a free GUS test to determine if a papaya plant is genetically engineered (GE). Free papaya seed samples are available to app users in Honolulu who wish to replace virus-infected or grow non-GE papaya plants. This app was produced by the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR).

Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest on the App Store on iTunes

Charles T. Bargeron

Description

Everybody loves a beautiful garden. Gardeners love plants that are adaptable, tough, and fast-growing. It’s even better if that plant produces showy fruits that attract birds or is an annual that self seeds, so it doesn’t need to be replanted every year. Unfortunately, many of these plant traits desirable to gardeners can also increase the likelihood that a plant jumps the garden fence and invades natural areas.

Invasive plants threaten our environment and economy. They pose an enormous threat to our native plants, animals, and ecosystems, and they cost the United States approximately $35 billion per year (www.invasivespecies.gov).

Although invasive plants are almost always not native to a region, it is important to note that most non-native species are not invasive. We use the following definitions.

Native (indigenous): A species that was present in North American prior to European settlement or has arrived since through natural means of dispersal.

Non-native (exotic, alien, introduced): A species that was brought to North America by humans, either deliberately or accidentally.

Invasive: A non-native whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health (from Federal Executive Order 13112).

People have introduced invasive species both accidentally and deliberately. This app focuses on plant species that are used ornamentally and have become invasive in at least part of the Midwest. Cultivars or hybrids produced from these species may or may not be invasive. In the few published cultivar evaluation studies, some cultivars prove to be more invasive than the parent species, others less or not invasive. We lack research about cultivar invasiveness for many of these species. When we have good evidence about a problematic or relatively benign cultivar, we list those specifically.

Suggested alternatives include both native species and non-native species that currently show no signs of becoming invasive.

ID Weeds on the App Store on iTunes

University of Missouri Extension

Description

ID Weeds is produced by the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' Division of Plant Science.

ID Weeds allows you to search for weeds by their common or latin name, view a list of weeds, or identify weeds based upon a number of different characteristics. Details about each weed are presented, along with photograph(s) of the weed specified.

GrowsAtGriffith for iPhone on the App Store on iTunes

Griffith University

Description

This app is designed to assist you in identifying 200 species of plants in 6 different plant communities across all 5 Griffith University campuses. The app is easily-accessible, compact and lightweight and is a perfect companion for fieldwork, environmental studies as well as general interest. It provides an interactive, modern and exciting insight into the green world around us, be you a student, staff member or visitor. We hope you enjoy discovering just what does grow at Griffith.

Smartirrigation Turf on the App Store on iTunes

Clyde Fraisse

Description

This app is designed to help urban turf irrigators in Florida and Georgia, USA to generate irrigation schedule recommendations based on real-time weather and short-term forecasted data to better meet the plant water needs of a given period, conserving water while also minimizing nutrient leaching from the root zone due to excessive irrigation.

Users can register irrigation systems in the app and receive notifications regarding irrigation schedules changes due to differences in the irrigation demand for the next few days.

Smartirrigation Strawberry on the App Store on iTunes

Clyde Fraisse

Description

This app is designed to help strawberry producers in Florida and Georgia, USA to generate irrigation schedule recommendations based on real-time weather and short-term forecasted data to better meet the plant water needs of a given period, conserving water while also minimizing nutrient leaching from the root zone due to excessive irrigation.

Producers can register fields in the app and receive notifications regarding irrigation schedule changes due to differences in the expected evapotranspiration for the next few days.

Midwest Ornamental Grasses on the App Store on iTunes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description

Discover 20 stunning ornamental grasses to plant around your home and garden that thrive in the midwest US climate. This app takes you through selecting the perfect species to planting and how to care for the grass. Watch our video series with Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist, to learn how to care for your ornamental grass and even upload your own ornamental grass success for others to see.

ID Weeds on the App Store on iTunes

University of Missouri Extension

Description

ID Weeds is produced by the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' Division of Plant Science.

ID Weeds allows you to search for weeds by their common or latin name, view a list of weeds, or identify weeds based upon a number of different characteristics. Details about each weed are presented, along with photograph(s) of the weed specified.