CITPATH: Diagnostic and Hypertext Software for Fungal Diseases of Citrus Foliage and Fruit

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  • 1 Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • | 2 Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • | 3 Graduate student, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida, Gainesville.

CITPATH, a computerized diagnostic key and information system, was developed to identify the major fungal diseases of citrus foliage and fruit in Florida. This software provides hypertext-linked descriptions and graphic displays of symptoms, maps of geographic occurrence, diagrams of disease development, and management strategies, with reference to chemical control methods detailed in the current Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide. Reciprocal lists of citrus cultivars susceptible to specific diseases and diseases affecting specific cultivars are included. Developed for commercial growers, county extension programs, citrus horticulture classes, and master gardeners, this software is available for MS-DOS-based computers and on CD-ROM disks containing other citrus databases.