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Top iPad and iPhone apps for farmers

Ivy Christianson Updated: 01/09/2012 @ 8:15am

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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