FieldWatch Launches Two Apps, Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
In April 2018, FieldWatch launched two free mobile apps (both Android and iOS), one to complement each of its sites, with the goal of making access and input easier. ( FieldWatch )
In its 10th year since being started at Purdue University, FieldWatch has grown to be in 19 states and one Canadian province with more than 17,000 users. The non-profit has created two mapping tools—DriftWatch and BeeCheck. Both are voluntary and free, and the sites are built with a Google Maps interactive interface to show pesticide applicators the locations of registered sites—sensitive crops or beehives. More than 20,000 sites representing more than 34 different specialty crops are registered with FieldWatch, and in the past year, more than 100,000 acres of crops have been added to the registry. 60% of the locations on the registry are apiaries.
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