FARMING: ‘Smart’ tech for growers

GRAPEGROWERS have more tools to manage grape quality through the delivery of an improved powdery mildew assessment application, PMapp, and a new application, Grape Assess, available for Android and Apple devices.

Developed by University of Adelaide researchers and collaborators with the support of Wine Australia, the software takes the popular app, PMapp, to the next level and in Grape Assess, delivers a new tool that facilitates assessment of multiple grapevine diseases and disorders including bunch rot, downy mildew, insect damage, sunburn and powdery mildew.

Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Eileen Scott headed the research team.

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