Fruit PestFinder is a free mobile reference tool funded by Utah State University
that helps commercial farmers, researchers, and agricultural enthusiasts identify and treat insects and diseases on their backyard fruit trees or orchards.
Working alongside Utah State University, our team created an iOS
app that can identify the potential factors causing the growing issue, learn whether a remedy is needed to correct the issue, discover the best time to treat and learn pest management options available in the western U.S.
Our services included concepting, designing the UI, app and database development, and creation of a CMS to host the university’s expanding fruit-growing research. Now the university can manage and disperse thousands of pages of useful scientific pest control and growing information in a usable format.
Specifically, PestFinder helps identify over 70 insects and diseases of apple, pear, cherry, peach, nectarine, and plum, with more crop hosts to be added. The custom database of research accessible by users includes a pest’s biology, symptoms, and complete pest management recommendations. App users can also learn about 18 of the most common beneficial insects that target western U.S. fruit pests.