OPENPD – a help for the urban farmer and others…

Imagine you are an urban farmer or you have curiosity about stuff like agriculture…

You created your garden with all your love and suddenly, almost without realizing typical plant pests and diseases like – caterpillars, slugs, aphids, downy mildew, powdery mildew, … among others appears.

You don’t know what to do? The OpenPD app for mobile phones can be an excellent help and is very simple to use.

Here are the step by step tips:

  1. Download the app freely in and discover its potential;
  2. Take or upload a photo with your smartphone, of the plant part affected by the pest and/or disease. Color photographs, clear (focused, without noise) and with good resolution are useful for subsequent use in this context;
  3. Describe the problem you are experiencing, based on photos and local conditions you had observed. A detailed and clear description will increase the speed and objectivity of the community answer;
  4. The community (forum) helps you as a user in pest and/or illness identification, by generating a discussion, requesting more detailed information or inviting other users to participate.

What are you waiting to use the OPenPD?

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