Hayward, Calif., Davis Instruments has introduced an integrated pest management module for stone fruit growers that uses near real-time weather data to help predict pest risks.
The module runs on a standard PC with Windows XP Service Pack 3 or above and draws data from the company's wireless weather stations located in orchards, according to a news release.
The computer program provides users with color-coded information about the best pest treatment options.
It follows a similar format as the grape and pome fruit modules Davis released earlier. They all contain a complete catalog of pest photos and descriptions so growers or consultants can make informed decisions.
Each module retails for $495 and uses information supplied by the Davis VP2 wireless weather station.