With the expansion of mobile technology there are more and more mobile apps being developed to support farms and ranches. Many of these mobile apps are designed to help to collect information and determine issues that might be coming up for farmers in their fields, soil, weather and other updates concerning their land and crops. This can all be collected on their smartphone.
Specifically, there are helpful apps working with weed and pest identification, weather, field mapping, commodity pricing, irrigation tools, pesticide application charts and more.
Some people love all the tech and gadgets and of course, some people do not! Here are some agricultural technology mobile apps to check out.
This app features commodity news, weather, local cash grain quotes and charts, as well as local news.
A scouting app that identifies weeds, recognizes diseases, analyses leaf damage and field stress, crop emergence analysis and shows the nitrogen uptake.
Scout your fields for issues, share field observations and treatment decisions.
Field check App
View pesticide applicators of any kind to locate specialty crop and beehive locations from their mobile device or tablet.
This is a remote irrigation management tool. You can remotely change your irrigation as it shows irrigation pivots.
Aphid Speed Scout
Is an app through the University of Nebraska. It helps you track your aphid counts on soybeans (or other crops).
This is a plant identification tool. You can sort by your location what types of weeds you find.
Ag PHD App
This app helps you identify problems in your field specifically with weeds and insects. It gives you the name, a photo and some control recommendations.
While you're checking out the mobile technology please keep in mine our software, Farmbrite. Our farm management app lets you track farm mapping and planning, weather updates, organization, and spending all while on the go.
There are more and more agricultural apps popping up all the time with the goal of helping farmers and ranchers identify problems and solve them quickly.
Agriculture has been with us for a very long time. Even if we don't work in agriculture it impacts our daily lives. Here are 7 fun facts about agriculture!
Here are some interesting facts about agriculture:
40% of the worlds population is in agriculture.
It makes sense. We need agriculture to survive.
Cows are big producers.
They produce a lot of milk and meat. They also eat- a ton, literally.
9 million organic producers world wide - and growing.
There are many producers that use organic process but just haven't gotten the designation yet. There is a word for this-transitional.
Some plants need cold weather to flower.
Cold stratification on seeds and plants signals the plant to be dormant and then once it warms up again the plant is ready to reproduce.
Crayons are grown - from soybeans
The soybean oil from one bushel of soybeans will make 2,112 crayons. One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons!
30% of the 3.3 million farm operators are women.
Women farm operators have increased 20% from 2002, and more than 75% of women farm operators are owners of their land. Globally, 70% of all farmers are women.
Fungus helps trees grow
Because the fine threads that make fungal mycelium, it can spread over long distances, fungi can capture water and nutrients from far away and bring them back along the fine threads and close to plants roots.