Fruit Growers Using PDAs in Virginia

The October issue of the Journal of Extension features an article on Virgina growers using PDAs to record and to retrieve pest management info. Here is the article’s abstract:
The Fruit AdVisor project endeavors to use PDAs as Extension delivery tools, specifically for the dissemination of fruit IPM information and other fruit-related issues. Information on pest biology, monitoring methods, current population activity, pest control recommendations, and updated regulatory issues are installed and automatically updated in the user’s PDA. Two-way communication is featured, as pest trapping data collected in individual orchards and vineyards may be uploaded to an IPM specialist’s computer, facilitating evaluation of data and creating of a trapping data network.
Here is a link to the article: