Technology is transforming agriculture, bringing new and precise management practices and streamlining farm operations. Statistics show that there are more than 2 million farms in the US. Still, technological innovations aimed at improving business operations and the farm’s operation have not been implemented too quickly. However, online application providers are making growers’ work faster and easier by creating versions of farming software for mobile devices. Thus, farmers can do more work during the peak stages of the growing season with less effort and time.
Agronomists and farmers benefit from using smartphone apps in various ways, including increased profitability and productivity. Precision agriculture continues to evolve thanks to technology, including satellite ag monitoring, and mobile applications have become a key component. Applications allow you to collect data, register various activities in the fields, conduct scouting, control drones and record the performance of agricultural equipment.
Modern iPhone apps include field mapping features, spray logs, soil testing tools, and planting calculations. In this article, you will find a selection of the most influential and valuable apps for iOS users that you can currently use.
EOS Crop Monitoring is a free mobile scouting app for, that works with the advanced crop management platform. The application is also intended for farm owners, agronomists, insurance consultants, advisors, and other agribusiness participants.
This app is designed to help users carry out scouting tasks It allows scouts to create detailed reports, attach photos of disease signs and problem zones, once the damaged plants are found, and share these materials with local agronomists. Application maps work both online and offline. To accurately and quickly locate problem areas in fields, users can apply one of several vegetation indexes. The satellite Crop Monitoring app allows storing the collected data in the account.
Use the hyper-local 14-day weather forecast to plan your fieldwork. Historical weather data will help you determine the climatic features in your area of interest. Set up notifications, and the app will notify you of high-level threats, including weeds and diseases.
John Deere Connect Mobile allows you to get complete information about the performance of agricultural machines, as well as control and optimize their work. Deere specialty crop yield monitor connects to farm equipment via Wi-Fi to display machine performance and agronomic data. The application also sends data to the John Deere operations center via the Internet. In addition, the field review function makes it possible to carry out scouting tasks. Users have access to every layer of the map documented in the application, which is displayed on your device at any time.
Farmmee helps farmers and service providers win mutually. This application provides real-time communication between them. Farm owners can use the app to get the most out of their equipment and get a fair market price for their services. For example, farmers can connect with those who are good drivers or harvesters. With Farmmee, you can share your equipment knowledge or connect manufacturers with carriers.
Farm Water Advisor is an irrigation management solution created by Yara North America. This application allows you to accurately plan the irrigation of crops based on weather, irrigation system, and soil moisture. Farm Water Advisor provides the user with a hyper-local weather forecast and recommendations to improve the irrigation schedule. Users get the opportunity to increase yields through the application’s advice on how much and where to water.
Grower360 is a solution for farmers to improve relationships with ag retailers. The app allows users to view all their accounts’ information in real-time mode and get the necessary data to make effective decisions. Farmers can get weather data, view field activity, field boundaries, maps, and more with the app. In addition, farmers have access to real-time grain information and electronic signatures on papers, cash rates, and futures price information.
Farmmobile Notes is a free app for Farmmobile PUC users. It is a field data collection and sharing application that allows you to collect and attach observation details to your electronic field records. Users can share photos or text with time and geospatial data so that the location where the photo was taken can be pinpointed. Thus, farmers can be informed about any changes or problems in the fields and take timely action.
Pocket Drone Control allows you to use a crop monitoring drone efficiently and easily. The app works with the Crop Copter UAV, allowing users to quickly see problem areas in fields and damage caused by extreme weather conditions. Pocket Drone Control is developed by Agrible and is compatible with their other Morning Farm Report product. In this way, farmers have access to weather analytics tools and complete information about the fields, including the required amount of nitrogen and data on the operation of the equipment.
E-konomics offers personalized agronomic nutrient management advice through your smartphone. The app users can apply four calculators that estimate crop nutrient removal (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) for various plants, provide information on crop maturity, weather events that affect soil nutrients, and more. The app will also tell you when to apply fertilizers and pesticides. This application will help you save resources by using them more accurately, as well as increase productivity and find the right time to harvest.