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Top iPad and iPhone apps for farmers

With the advent of such
devices like the iPhone and iPad, our world has become increasingly
technology-driven. People have begun to rely on these newfound tools to run
their lives more efficiently. Unsurprisingly, applications have been made to
ease the life of the modern farmer. Here’s a quick rundown of the
agriculture-related apps we found worthwhile.

iCropTrak by ScanControl, iPad

Price: Free

A map-based visualization
allows you to keep track of any farm-related variable in this app. You have the
ability to track crop quality, estimated yield, pests, diseases, farm labor and
material and equipment use as well. It integrates GIS (geographic information
system) technology so you may tap your location on a map and enter data
accordingly.

Farm Forum by Case IH, iPad

Price: Free

Stay current with your Case
IH news by receiving updates about their farm equipment. The app will inform
you about trends in agriculture and provides a forum for agriculture producers
to post about their experiences, allowing them to better manage their farming
operations through anecdotes from others.

Evernote by Evernote, iPad
and iPhone

Price: Free

Winner of the Best Mobile
App Award from TechCrunch, Mashable and the Webbys, Evernote is the app to
have. It’s perfect for remembering those little ideas you think of throughout
the day. Recorded voice memos, text notes and photos taken are all accessible
from other devices; or if you enter information on the website, access it from
the app.

USDA News Reader by
Splaysoft, LLC., iPhone

Price: $0.99

The USDA News Reader app’s
focus is keeping its readers current with the top stories from USDA. You’ll
receive the latest news and information about recovery plans, programs and
reports. Not only that, but you can add your own news feed and share stories of
interest to friends and coworkers.

The Weather Channel by the
Weather Channel, iPad and iPhone

Price: Free

This is the app that no
farmer can do without. Plan your workweek with customizable weather maps, an
in-motion radar map plus the latest news coverage and storm footage. Select to
have push notifications delivered to your device if you want severe weather
updates.

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