SCOUT IPPM is a mobile app that lets you monitor your pumpkin or squash crops for pests and pollinators, providing integrated management recommendations specific to your farm.
The SCOUT IPPM app is a collaboration between the University of Guelph and Pollinator Partnership Canada, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. SCOUT is supported by the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario, the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Association, and the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. SCOUT provides Ontario cucurbit crop growers with a tool to simultaneously evaluate pests and pollinator populations in their crops, and provides action recommendations to growers based on that scouting. Scout uses scientific data and government guidelines to set action recommendations; guidelines are updated to reflect new information.
Lead App Creators: Susan Chan & Lora Morandin
Lead Designer: Geoff Campbell
Lead Developer: Brett Crowley
Bee ID Graphics: Ann Sanderson
Photo credits: Ivar Leidus, Judy Gallagher, Kyr Lightburn, Katja Schulz, Nigel Raine, The Packer Lab, Ryan Hodnett, Sheila Macleod Potter, Susan Chan