This graphic shows but one of many ways social data collection programs could work in crowd-sourced citrus research and disease management. I call it “crowd-sourced” because data originate in the field and are sourced to the cloud by growers. In the upper left, growers or other field personnel collect grove observations on their mobile devices. In this case, they are iPhone or Android mobile devices. Horticultural responses to nutrition programs, performance information on new varieties or other important information can all be easily collected this way. Check out the full article in my Digital Citrus column on the Indian River Citrus League website.

Read my article on Crowd-Sourced Citrus Research

• Credit:STEVE ROGERS