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Agricultural Mobile Apps: A review and update of general agriculture apps

This article provides a review and update of some of the current “general agriculture apps.” These apps provide weather data, general agronomic information, electronic magazines, and information from public-private institutions, among several other features.

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. The final article in this series will be included in the next edition of the Agronomy eUpdate.

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.

 

9. General Agriculture Apps

Apps for agricultural equipment selection and operation.

 

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

General Agriculture Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

Farming Weather Forecast and Services

New Holland Agriculture

This app provides weather forecasts dedicated to agriculture, evapotranspiration, degree days, and an almanac to compare averages of the same period.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel Interactive

This app provides accurate weather information and precise forecasts.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

Intellicast Weather

WSI Corp.

 

This app provides forecast information for the next 24 hours and 10 days, tracks severe storms using advanced radar, and even plots earthquakes in real-time.

FREE

Android

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

General Agriculture Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

NOAA Radar Pro

Apalon Apps

This app provides real-time animated weather radar images, with severe weather warnings and alerts.

$2.99

 

iOS

 

iWeather

r3app, Inc.

This app is very interactive and easy to use, giving you all you could need to know about the weather.

FREE

iOS

 

DTN: Ag Weather Tools

Televent DTN, LLC

This app provides weather data, plus a rain gauge to track historical rain data on each field.

FREE

iOS

 

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

General Agriculture Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

vrain

Visualnacert S.L.

vrain is a useful app for providing the weather forecast and accumulated rainfall collected in your field.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Weather Bug

Earth Networks, Inc.

This app provides useful information related to the weather, radar maps, forecasts, and storm alerts.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

Google Earth

Google, Inc.

This app allows you to search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, and photos.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

General Agriculture Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

Crops & Soils magazine

Alliance of Crop Soil & Environmental Sci. Soc., Inc.

This app provides a simple view of the “Crops & Soils” magazine for certified crop advisers, agronomists, and soil scientists working in the agricultural discipline.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Pioneer GrowingPoint

DuPont Pioneer

This app provides agronomy information in a synthesized approach. You can access hundreds of agronomy articles and photos from DuPont Pioneer.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

Kansas Soybean

Kansas Soybean

Connect with the Kansas Soybean Association and Kansas Soybean Commission, representing Kansas soybean farmers.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

The next issue of the eUpdate will feature the last classification of apps (Non-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