What Is That Weed? There’s an App for That Too!

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There are several mobile apps that are very useful in plant identification. These image-based identification tools have improved dramatically in the past few years. I have used iNaturalist with good success. I’ve also tried Picture This and found it to be very good. Michigan State Extension Weed Scientist, Erin Hill, has compared several plant ID apps for accuracy and ease of use. Results are available here:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/plant-identification-theres-an-app-for-that-actually-several

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Joe Neal, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Joe NealProfessor of Weed Science and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Joe Email Dr. Joe Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Posted on Apr 4, 2022
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