May. 15, 2018
The new Nufarm application WeedApp is available in app stores. According to the company, the tool aims to help farmers, consultants, researchers and professionals identify the major weeds for crops in Brazil. Initially focused on soybean, the Australian company’s WeedApp even recommends the active ingredients indicated for the control of each invasive species.
According to the marketing executive-director of Nufarm, agronomist Fernando Manzeppi, the new app was conceived after agricultural research concluded there was a significant increase, in the case of soybean, of weed resistance to some pesticides. The WeedApp, said the agronomist, was to provide virtual consultancy to the oilseed production chain. The tool allowed online interaction between the user and the technical staff of Nufarm.
WeedApp could help soybean farmers deal effectively with the invasion of Conyza bonariensis
(fleabane) and Digitaria insularis
, both of which were resistant to glyphosate
. “Through WeedApp, the productive chain will receive orientation from the Nufarm staff about this situation and other similar ones that can bring significant changes in the management of invasive crops,” said Manzeppi.
According to Nufarm, WeedApp is free, will be updated periodically and does not impose request limits on the user. The tool allows the user to access the package and safety data sheets from the herbicide line sold by the Australian company in the market.