Digital imagery - including Smartphones, SLR cameras, and hand-held microscopes - help pest control advisers and growers identify damaging insects faster and thereby allow timely applications of insecticides to reduce crop damage.
One such user is entomologist John Palumbo of the University of Arizona who holds magnification lenses against his iPhone lens to get much closer, intricate photos of insects.
1. 2014-2015 Arizona Crop Protection Association board members include from left - front row - Cory Weddle, Helena Chemical; Willie Negroni, Wilbur Ellis; Vice-President Jeff Boydston, United Phosphorus Inc.; President Andy Hancock, Yara North America; Clar
2. A digital microscope allows entomologist John Palumbo to see a lygus nymph up close for the first time.
3. The tiny antennae and mouthparts of a lady beetle captured with John Palumbo’s digital camera and macro lens.
4. Desert Ag Conference attendees from left: Ricardo Plasencia, MGK, Riverside, Calif.; plus Tom Terkelsen of Helena Chemical, Boo Van De Graaff of Crop Protection Services, and Miguel Aceves, Helena – all from Yuma, Ariz.