Farmers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, and more and more of them are using apps to help them on their farms. A recent Farm Journal survey revealed that 59 percent of farmers use a smartphone and 44 percent use a tablet. Don’t fall behind with your agricultural technology. Here are some must-have agriculture apps that will make you more efficient.
As a farmer you spend most of your life outdoors, which is why it’s important to know what to expect of the weather. This is not just another thermometer app. Weather Live will give you an accurate 7-day forecast so you know exactly what’s coming. The app also includes wind speed and direction, weather radar and rain maps, humidity and weather alerts.
Just In Time Plant Nutrient Calculator
This app, used in conjunction with Soludrip water-soluble fertilizers, will help you calculate the correct dose of nutrient solution to suit the phenological stage of your intensive farm operation. Because it doesn’t require an Internet connection, you can take it anywhere on the farm with you. Follow its instructions and you’ll soon become an expert in plant nutrition.
If you’re looking for an app that will help you identify major pests, disorders, and diseases in your vegetable crops, this is the one. Crops covered include carrots, beets, cabbage, onions and more. Learn information about the health of your crop including how to recognize irregularities and early symptoms. It also advises on prevention of pests and diseases.
Make you farm record keeping process a breeze with this great app. You can easily keep records of all the work done to your crops and which machines were used in the process. It gives you chance to use your mobile device to save you time in the office, so you have more time on the tractor.
How would you like to be kept updated about every single cow in your herd, without even going into the field? Well now you can with this app. Cow manager keeps you updated 24/7 about each cow in the herd regarding its health, fertility, and feeding. You will know at a glance, which cows are sick and need attention and monitor the changes as they occur.
This application helps you find information about health concerns about your pig farm. It details symptoms that affect pigs of all ages and explains their cause and how each needs to be treated. It can help you spot health issues immediately before they get out of control.
Beef Market Central
This is a great app to have if you’re a cattle farmer. Beef Market Central provides up-to-date information about the latest cattle industry news as well as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange futures market reports.
Stay on top of things down on your farm with these innovative apps for mobile devices. They will save you time and make your agricultural operations more efficient.