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FAMEWS mobile app is an application for Android v6 or higher smartphones. The app should be used every time a field is scouted and pheromone traps are checked for FAW. The app has these parts:

  • Data entry: to collect, record and transmit:
    • Scouting data, including basic farm data, scouting data (manual or using artificial intelligence) and immediate advice; 
    • Trap data
  • IPM education
  • Digital library
  • Chat to share experiences
  • Expert resources

Data are entered by making selections from drop-down lists. Each item provides a useful explanation that, in some cases, includes photos – for example, of different pests and natural enemies to help the user enter accurate data. The app is extremely intuitive, easy and fast to use. It is currently available in 29 languages and can include further languages upon demand. FAMEWS can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.

To ensure the accurate collection of high-quality and reliable data, standardized protocols have been developed as Guidance Notes for scouting and checking pheromone traps and these are available in the application.