- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
While working at the University of Western Australia, Nansen, who joined UC in January, developed a smartphone app that can be used to optimize pesticide spray applications. He would like to partner with UC Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors to adapt SnapCard for use by California growers.
“It was developed on the basis of spray nozzles and spray volumes relevant to Australia,” Nansen said. “I would very much appreciate contact with farmers, commodity groups, crop advisers and companies involved in pesticide spraying with an interest in optimizing spray coverage as part of ensuring high performance pesticide applications.”
He is currently finalizing the publication of a research paper describing the regression model behind SnapCard. The free app is available for Android and iOS platforms and can be downloaded from his website http://chrnansen.wix.com/nansen2.