11 useful ag apps for the new year
With hundreds of thousands of apps out there, it can be difficult to find apps that are truly beneficial to our purpose as agriculturalists. Here are 11 apps we believe are useful for anyone in agriculture: farmers, rancher, food enthusiasts, or those interested in learning more about farming.
Created by the University of Illinois, the Maximum Return To Nitrogen (MRTN) calculations combine the agronomics of nitrogen rate research and the realities of economic fluctuations to provide a customized nitrogen rate. Available for iOs on iTunes.
Trimble’s Connected Farm scout app uses GPS in a whole new way to map field boundaries, locate irrigation pivots, mark flags, and enter scouting information for points, lines, and polygon areas. It includes an extensive list of weeds, insects, and diseases, and allows you to take pictures and log the severity of a problem, crop conditions, and more.
Purdue Pest ID
The Purdue Extension Corn and Soybean app provides a range of tools, but the weed and pest identification seems particularly helpful. Hundreds of high-quality images and videos help you diagnose problems and understand common issues in corn and soybean production. Submit samples to the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory easily when you download it from iTunes.