Search your app store for these Google Android, Apple iOS (iPhone, iTouch and iPad), Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry smartphones and tablet apps that contain helpful information for farmers on the go.
1. Agrian Mobile Free
Agrian Mobile Free, a free iOS application from Agrian, provides online access to product label information for more than 4,800 crop protection products.
Agroid, FarmScan Ag’s $4.99 Android-only application, maps and calculates coverage area for tractors, sprayers and other farm machinery.
ArcGIS, a free iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 application from ESRI, allows users to access maps from ArcGIS Online. It includes tools to perform measurements and retrieve map metadata.
4. Grain Shrinkage Calculator
Grain Shrinkage Calculator, a $1.99 Android application from Ag Biz Apps, calculates moisture shrinkage for corn, wheat, soybeans, oats, barley, buckwheat and rye.
5. Mix Tank
Mix Tank, a free iOS application from Precision Laboratories, identifies the best mixing sequence of crop protection tankmixes, including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, adjuvants and foliar nutrients.
6. N Price Calculator
N Price Calculator, a free iOS application from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, compares prices of various forms of nitrogen fertilizers per pound of nitrogen. Price comparisons can be e-mailed directly from the application.
7. National Farm Machinery Show
NFMS ’12 is a free app from the National Farm Machinery Show with a list of the 800 exhibitors, an interactive map and listings to make the trip easier.
8. Nutrient Removal App
Nutrient Removal App, free for Android and iOS devices from The Mosaic Company, brings customizable nutrient removal data for 36 different crops to the field. After the crop and desired yield are selected, results can be stored and/or e-mailed to service providers and others.
9. Tank Mix Calculator
Tank Mix Calculator Mobile App, free for Android and iOS devices from Farm Logic, simplifies tankmix calculations for varying field sizes. Mix recipes for each load can be stored for later viewing.