Traceability of Fruit Production Practices Enhanced by Trac Record-Keeping and Reporting Software
Carroll, Juliet; Nedrow, Judith; TenEyck, Cheryl; Weigle, Timothy
Trac software, an Excel-based record-keeping and reporting software program, enables fruit farmers to easily maintain and report accurate crop protection records that are, 1) vital to their market edge, when increasingly competitive global markets demand detailed pesticide records and product traceability, and 2) critical to their integrated pest management practices, especially when faced with pest or disease control failures and severe outbreaks. Trac Software was upgraded for apple and grape and new Trac Software was created for all other fruit crops commonly grown in New York. Trac Software support materials were created including a Software Manual, a Frequently Asked Questions website, and a training workshop module.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Apples; Grapes; Fruits; Communication; Tree Fruit