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What are the common garden pests? There's an app for that

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Two researchers at Clemson University hope a new smartphone app will help home gardeners identify common garden pests and help them maintain healthy plants.

The researchers at the university developed IPMLite and they say the high-tech gardening tool app will put vital information like alerts about pest outbreaks and disease management at a gardener's fingertips.

According to researchers, the app helps gardeners get information about when to do certain types of gardening maintenance and provides pesticide recommendations for major diseases and insects.

The IPMLite app costs $9.99 and is available for iPhone and Android.

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