Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW Lucid mobile app

This is the latest version of a weed identification tool that was first released as a CD product over 12 yeas ago. It is the third update of the app and involves additional weed species and a number of new components in addition to the Lucid Mobile key, including a best practice guide to using the identification tool, details of Prohibited and Restricted weeds in Queensland, information about plants suitable for replacing weeds, and a reporting facility to be added in the next upgrade later in the year.

Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW Splash Screen
Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW Home Screen

This update would not have been possible without our generous sponsors supporting this project. We would like to thank:

Brisbane City Council Gold Coast City Council
Brisbane City Council Gold Coast City Council
Sunshine Coast Council Bundaberg Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Council Bundaberg Regional Council

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Wattle: Acacia of Australia Lucid mobile app

Wattle: Acacia of Australia Lucid mobile app

The much anticipated Wattle: Acacia of Australia mobile app is coming soon. Currently undergoing testing the app will contain the latest Acacia taxonomy and thousands of new photographs and maps. It will also sport the latest update to the Lucid mobile platform, allowing for dynamic downloading of media or if you are planning a field trip pre-loading of media. It also supports subsets, which further help to make identification as simple and straight forward as possible for non-experts.

More information on its release soon…

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Tomato, capsicum,chilli and eggplant app

A decision support app for tomato and similar crops, developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industry and Asian collaborators for use in Australia and SE Asia. Funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the app provides a “one-stop-shop” for advisors and growers. Android version available now: the iOS version available soon on iTunes.

Tomato, capsicum,chilli and eggplant Lucid app screen one
Tomato, capsicum,chilli and eggplant Lucid app screen two
Tomato, capsicum,chilli and eggplant Lucid app screen three

Available on:

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Key to propagules of selected weedy Asteraceae (daisy or sunflower family)

Daisy Fruit Lucid key

** Key recently updated *** A key to the propagules or fruits of 102 biosecurity-relevant species of the daisy or sunflower family Asteraceae. It was produced by CSIRO scientist Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn at the Australian National Herbarium (CANB) in collaboration with and through funding from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/daisy_fruit/

Pennisetum key

Pennisetum key Lucid

This key is specifically developed for the identification of species belonging to the genus Pennisetum available on the European market. The reason for developing this key is the large number of Pennisetum species and varieties available and the difficulty of distinguishing them from each other. Since August 2017 one Pennisetum species, Pennisetum setaceum, is on the List of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern (the Union list), which forms the core of Regulation (EU) 1143/2014. Pennisetum setaceum being on the Union list entails that sales, distribution and cultivation of this species is prohibited. Furthermore, this entails that the species shall not be brought into the territory of the European Union, and the species shall not be released into the environment (Regulation (EU) 1143/2014).

The key includes descriptions and photos of 10 Pennisetum species and 27 Pennisetum varieties. Seventeen features can be selected in random order to find the right species. The features are illustrated with line drawings to facilitate identification.

https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/pennisetum/

Upcoming Lucid Keys and Apps

Wattle: Acacias of Australia is currently being upgraded and will be released as a Lucid mobile app early next year.

Snake Id mobile app. This new app is almost ready for release and is undergoing final testing.

Tomato, capsicum, chilli and eggplant: A field guide for the identification of insect pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in Australia and Cambodia by the NSW Department of Primary industries, will be released as a Lucid mobile app early next year.

Insect orders Lucid mobile app has undergone an upgrade, adding additional information and fact sheets.

New and updated Lucid Keys

Sugarcane white grubs Key to the white grub adults and larvae
http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/sugarcane_white_grubs/
Key to the Afrotropical Silky Lacewings Key to the Afrotropical Silky Lacewings (Insecta: Neuroptera: Psychopsidae)
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/Afrotropical_Psychopsidae/
Key to the weeds in imported bonsai plants in Europe Key to the weeds in imported bonsai plants in Europe
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/bonsai/
Key to the invasive terrestrial plants in Europe Key to the invasive terrestrial plants in Europe
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/invasive_terrestric_plants/
Seeds of invasive plants Seeds of invasive plants
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/invasive_seeds/
Seedlings of invasive plants Seedlings of invasive plants
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/invasive_seedlings/
An interactive key to the troglobitic invertebrates of Brazil An interactive key to the troglobitic invertebrates of Brazil
https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/troglobitic_invertebrates/
Pacific Pests and Pathogens v6 Pacific Pests and Pathogens Version 6
Another update to this popular app has been released. 50 more fact sheets have been added. Version 6 of the app now contains 350 fact sheets.

Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lucidcentral.mobile.pacific_pests&hl=en

Apple iOShttps://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pacific-pests-and-pathogens/id903244644?mt=8