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Agricultural Mobile Apps: A review and update of machinery apps

This article provides a review and update of some of the current “machinery apps” for agriculture. These apps can assist farmers in the decision making process of machinery selection, agricultural equipment preparation, inventory, information on specific equipment, and more.

While these apps can often help you make decisions, always make sure to check with your crop consultants, Extension agents, and Extension specialists.

Stay tuned for more in this series of annual reviews and updates on Ag-Apps from our KSUCROPS Crop Production team (led by Dr. Ciampitti) and the K-State Department of Agronomy. More updated lists of Ag-Apps will be included in the next several editions of the Agronomy eUpdates.

NOTE: These apps are all available as of the time this article is published. Alterations or changes in availability could occur, affecting the ability to access these apps.

For this series of articles, we have grouped Ag-Apps into the following 10 classifications:

  • ID Apps: For identification purposes (weeds, insects, diseases, and nutrients)
  • CALC Apps: For calculating purposes (nutrient removal calculations, tank mixes, volume to spray, etc.)
  • SCOUT Apps: For scouting purposes or for geo-positioning (soil sampling, recording notes, soil types, etc.).
  • ECON Apps: For checking grain prices, market evolutions, fertilizer price trends, news and finances.
  • FIELD GUIDE Apps: For diagnosing crop production issues in the field, primarily related to field guides (crop management: insect, disease, weed, and more).
  • LIVESTOCK Apps: Apps related to the animal side, nutrition, health, and information on markets.
  • IRRIGATION Apps: Apps related to field crop irrigation and water application.
  • MACHINERY Apps: Apps for associated with agricultural equipment preparation, inventory, providing information of the machine.
  • GENERAL AG Apps: GAG (general Ag-Apps) for general use, weather-related, for meetings, for reading magazines, among several other Apps’ properties.
  • NON-AG Apps: For general use from e-readers to calculators, email, calendar, picture editing, and more.

 

7. Machinery Apps

Apps for agricultural equipment selection and operation.

 

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Machinery Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

AgCommand

AGCO Corporation

This app allows you to monitor your fleet from anywhere, at any time.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Heavy Equipment Inventory App

Snappii

This app allows you to manage equipment inventory, sync data across multiple devices, store collected data on your own device, and capture photos.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

GoHarvest

John Deere

GoHarvest suggests initial settings for the combine model selection and crop type. A seed loss calculator function is available to calculate seed losses.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Machinery Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

GoPlant

John Deere

The GoPlant app gives you the ability to optimize your machine as you enter the planting season. GoPlant suggests initial settings to help get you started right.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

JDLink

John Deere

This app is John Deere's telematics system designed for customers who desire to take their operation to the next level of productivity.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

KanEquip

KanEquip (Angela Janzen)

This app allows you to find any location via GPS, check parts and inventory lists, add pictures of your crops or equipment, and get information about the equipment.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Machinery Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

Machinery Sizing

K-State Research and Extension

Quickly estimate tractor horsepower needed to pull various implements. Select ground and soil conditions, tractor type, pulling speed, working depth, and size of the implement.

FREE

 

Android

New Holland Agriculture MyShed

New Holland Agriculture

This app provides engineering parts manuals, assembly diagrams, and part number lists for all machines. It also allows you to send a parts list and image to your dealer.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

TractorHouse

Sandhills Publishing

This app features thousands of listings from hundreds of dealers through North America. It lets you drill down instantly to the equipment category, make, and model.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Machinery Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

TractorPal

Keith King

This app will simplify your machinery care in three ways. It will track your inventory, track your service, repair records, and have email reminders of maintenance needs.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

CaseIH MyShed

Case IH

This app provides parts manuals, assembly diagrams, and part number lists for different equipment. It also allows you to send a parts list and image to your dealer.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

GoBale

John Deere

This app gives John Deere baler equipment operators the ability to optimize their machine through proper equipment and monitor setup, as well as maintenance and in-field procedures.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Machinery Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

GoTill

John Deere

This guide is intended to provide a quick-reference overview of key adjustments, maintenance, and operation. Users can record operations and save them.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

Connected Farm Fleet

Trimble Navigation Limited

This app is a powerful management tool for viewing live equipment GPS locations and current status.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

GoSpray

John Deere

This app gives John Deere application equipment operators and technicians the ability to optimize their machine through proper set-up and maintenance procedures.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

 

Each of the next two issues of the eUpdate will feature another classification of Ag-Apps from our KSUCROPS Crop Production team and the K-State Department of Agronomy!

 

Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist
ciampitti@ksu.edu

Jeffrey Albers, Agronomy undergraduate student in crop production, KSUCROPS Team
jjalbers@ksu.edu

Aaron Brinkman, Agronomy undergraduate student in crop production, KSUCROPS Team
aaron49@ksu.edu