Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health Mobile Applications

We design and publish comprehensive mobile appilcations that engage users with invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management

MyIPM Series

The MyIPM series smartphone applications were developed by Clemson University in collaboration with Cornell University, University of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania State University, North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia. These apps were designed to promote Integrated Pest Management for sustained, commercial fruit crop production. There currently are two disease apps and one pest app available.

MyIPM Series

EDDMapS IPM

EDDMapS IPM is a new app designed to be used by County Extension Agents, crop advisors and extension specialists to report current pest and disease activity in real time via smartphone.  Currently, a few extension specialists in Georgia are testing this app and commodities are hand-selected, allowing us to refine the basic process and work on getting reliable data. Commodities include blueberry, cotton, wheat, vegetables, grain sorghum, corn and soybean. Only a handful of pests are included, with priority given to pests that affect more than one crop and whose presence in one crop may affect management in another. Agents have the option of reporting monthly, weekly or even daily if they deem it necessary. Maps demonstrating up-to-date information are available for download on www.eddmaps.org/ipm/.

EDDMapS IPM

Alaska Weeds ID

  • Alaska Weed ID brings the power of EDDMapS to your phone. Now you can use an interactive key to identify invasive plants and submit those observations directly with your iPhone from the field. By reporting sightings of invasive plants, we can better assess the extent of the infestations and hopefully eradicate new infestations before they become huge problems. The goal of Alaska Weed ID is to make identification and reporting of invasive plants as easy and efficient as possible.

Alaska Weeds ID

IPAlert

IPAlert is an app that allows user to download park specific invasive plant information for national parks. Users can also upload reports to help keep track of these species.

IPAlert

Georgia Cotton Insect Advisor

At present time, the app is intended for management of stink bugs only. Recommendations are based on information on the manufacturer's label and performance data from research and Extension trials the University of Georgia.

Georgia Cotton Insect Advisor

Southeast Agricultural Stink Bug ID

SE Agricultural Stink Bug ID is designed for use by university researchers, Extension specialists, county agents, consultants, scouts, and growers who need to identify stink bugs collected in agricultural settings. Images for most species include eggs, nymphs, and adults. Key characteristics of each species are highlighted to allow the user to easily identify a specimen in hand. Common names in parentheses indicate that no official common name has been adopted by the Entomological Society of America. The app was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health and the Department of Entomology, units in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, with funding from Cotton Incorporated.

Southeast Agricultural Stink Bug ID

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team

Searching (Early Detection) & Eradication (Rapid Response): Our fundamental approach to the control of emerging invasive species involves harnessing the stewardship potential of public & private land stewards. Once a site has been searched, eradication activities are planned, taking into consideration the best management practices in place for each invasive species being targeted. When eradication is not fully possible, we work to contain the populations of each target species so that they will not spread.

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team

EDDMapS Ontario

EDDMapS Ontario brings the power of EDDMapS to your iOS device. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your iOS device from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state verifiers for review. EDDMapS Ontario was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

EDDMapS Ontario

iBiocontrol - Noxious Weeds and their Biocontrol Agents

Reference and Reporting for Invasive Plants and their biological control agents. This free application uses EDDMapS (www.eddmaps.org) to help county, state and federal agencies track releases and occurrences of biological control agents of noxious weeds.

iBiocontrol - Noxious Weeds and their Biocontrol Agents

Squeal on Pigs

The goals of the Squeal on Pigs app and campaign is to inform landowners of the threat of feral pigs to our natural resources, particularly waterways, provide landowners with the information they need to effectively and quickly report suspected sightings of feral pigs, provide states with tools to work with private landowners to eradicate known populations of feral pigs.

Squeal on Pigs

IPM Toolkit

This app allows you to read news articles, view videos, download publications, and access pictures which will aid you in adapting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to your agricultural operation

IPM Toolkit

VegDr

VegDr provides you with up-to-date information for vegetable diseases in Georgia.  The app contains information on various diseases, images of the symptoms, and list what products are considered effective for control.  At present time, the app is includes cucurbits (cucumber, watermelon, squash, cantaloupe, pumpkin) and solanaceous crops (tomato and pepper).  Recommendations are based on information on the manufacturer’s label and performance data from research and Extension trials the University of Georgia.  VegDr was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in cooperation with the Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with support from the Southern IPM Center and funding provided by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2012-41530-19778.

VegDr

Texas Invaders

The Invaders of Texas Citizen Science program collects species observations from volunteer "citizen scientists" trained to use a specially developed Invasive Species Early Detection and Reporting Kit. With this kit, volunteers detect invaders' arrival and dispersal in their own local areas. The purpose of this database is to provide geographical locations and distributional information for known and "potentially" invasive plant species.

Texas Invaders

Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest

This app focuses on plant species that are used ornamentally and have become invasive in at least part of the Midwest. Suggested alternatives include both native species and non-native species that currently show no signs of becoming invasive.

Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest

Forest Insect Pests

The photos present in this App are intended to help foresters, urban landscaping employees, or others working with trees recognize some of the common pest insects affecting trees in North America and understand their life cycles and how they damage trees.

Forest Insect Pests

Great Lakes Early Detection Network

GLEDN is an invasive species early detection and warning system for the Great Lakes region developed through funding provided by the National Park Service as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Early Detection Network

IPCConnect

Invasive Plant Control, Inc. site tracking and management

IPCConnect

National Wildlife Refuge Early Detection Network for New England

This app allows you to report invasive plants in National Wildlife Refuges. This includes Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge (Pondicherry Division) and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

National Wildlife Refuge Early Detection Network for New England

Outsmart Invasive Species

The goal of the project is to strengthen ongoing invasive-species monitoring efforts in Massachusetts by enlisting help from citizens. The web- and smartphone-based approach enables volunteers to identify and collect data on invasive species in their own time, with little or no hands-on training.

Outsmart Invasive Species

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England

This app allows IPANE to become mobile and allow IPANE users to report sightings of invasive plants directly in the field.

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England

Stink Bug Scout

Stink Bug Scout is designed for use by university researchers for making assessments of stink bug populations in fields and across landscapes.

Stink Bug Scout

What's Invasive

The What's Invasive! app displays local lists of top invasive plants and/or animals (with images and short descriptions to remind you of what they look like) that have been identified by National Park Service or other invasive management authorities. 

What's Invasive

Great Lakes Vegetables

This Sweet Corn Pest Identification and Management guide is a quick, colorful, and handy reference for sweet corn growers, extension educators, crop consultants, and industry field representatives who work in the North Central Region and Ontario, Canada.

Great Lakes Vegetables

Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and Management

This app provides information on accurate identification of the 56 nonnative plants and groups that are currently invading the forests of the 13 Southern States. Recommendations for prevention and control of these species is provided from the booklet, "A Management Guide for Invasive Plants of Southern Forests"

Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and Management

Southeast Early Detection Network

The Southeast Early Detection Network (SEEDN) app brings the power of EDDMapS to your smartphone. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your smartphone from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state verifiers for review. SEEDN was developed by the University of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. SEEDN is more than just a smartphone app; it is an integrated invasive species reporting and outreach campaign for the Southeastern United States that includes the app and the EDDMapS website.

Southeast Early Detection Network

Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network

Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN) is a vast network of land managers, field experts, citizen scientists, naturalists, gardeners and others interested in documenting invasive plant occurrences in the mid-Atlantic region for the purposes of early detection, improved management and better coordination. The region includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network

EDDMapS West

On September 28, 2010, the MRWC and CISEH launched the EDDMapS West - a customized system that focuses on species that are new or potential new invaders to the Coalition states, and that provides a means of reporting new sightings of select invasive species, a mechanism for alerting appropriate individuals to the reports, and generates distribution maps for the reported species.

EDDMapS West

IveGot1

IveGot1 brings the power of EDDMapS to your phone. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your phone from the field. These reports are sent to local and state verifiers for review. IveGot1 was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. IveGot1 is more than just an iPhone app, it is an integrated invasive species reporting and outreach campaign for Florida that includes the app, a website with direct access to invasive species reporting and a hotline 1-888-IVEGOT1 for instant reports of live animals.

IveGot1