Smartphones are growing in use by many farmers. Our team has scoured the web looking for helpful smartohone applications. Let us know if we missed any and we’ll add them to the list!
Business / Office / News
By The Farm Progress Companies. Available for both Android and iPhone platforms.
Farm Futures now offers the agricultural industry’s first management-oriented smartphone application that provides the most current and insightful market analysis, enhanced user-customized live CBOT/CME market quotes, ag news and audio content – and more – all updated throughout each business day.
The Farm Futures app puts the key ag information producers and anyone in the ag industry needs each day to stay current.
• Top industry news and views
• Market insight from ag’s leading market analysts
• Preset CBOT/CME market quotes overview
• User-customized commodities portfolio
• Audio podcasts from Farm Futures editors
• Blogs and commentary from Farm Futures’ analysts and economists
By Sandhills Publishing. Available for Android platform.
Featuring thousands of listings from hundreds of dealers through North America, TractorHouse for Android lets you drill down instantly to the category, make, and model you need.
Full-color photos, complete descriptions, and location maps for each machine are included. TractorHouse finds your location and first displays the for-sale listings closest to you. Find your equipment, contact the seller, and make your best deal.
By Telvent DTN, Inc. For iphone platform
DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture News, Markets and Weather. Get the agriculture industry’s most powerful content app specifically designed for the iPad. This app meets your information needs with access to award-winning agriculture news, commodity market data, and industry-specific weather intelligence.
Agronomy / Soils / Crops
By SDSU AgBio Communications. Available for Android platform.
This iPhone application was assembled to provide growers and crop managers in South Dakota and nearby states with easy-to-use and handy diagnostic information for a number of major or potentially problematic soybean diseases. It is intended to provide a starting point for management decisions. All management decisions remain the responsibility of the individual grower or crop manager.
By Smith Farm Apps. Available for iPhone platform
An innovative Application providing the professional agriculture/farming community real time useful calculations for the planting of corn from specific inputs resulting in the correct spacing of the corn being planted. Inputs such as population desired, cost per acre, seed counts and spacing in inches or in a metric format are achieved in real time, without WiFi or 3G/4G being needed.
By CA Soil Resource Lab Available for iPhone platform
GPS based, real-time access to USDA-NRCS soil survey data, formatted for the iPhone. This application retrieves graphical summaries of soil types associated with the iPhone's current geographic location, based on a user defined horizontal precision. Sketches of soil profiles are linked to their official soil series description (OSD) page. Soil series names are linked to their associated page within the CA Soil Resource Lab's online soil survey.
By SD State Extension. Available for iPhone platform
The South Dakota Rangeland and Pasture Grazing Records iPhone/iPod Touch app is designed to help ranchers and grassland managers keep accurate records of grazing use and range and pasture conditions.
By SD State Extension. Available for iPhone platform
This app provides South Dakota landowners with an easy-to-use and handy tool for the identification of weeds declared as state or locally noxious in South Dakota.
By the Farm Progress Companies. Available for Android an iphone platforms.
Stay on top of your local crop maturity with our new FREE Growing Degree Days app. Farm Progress is partnering with Genuity® traits and the Channel® Seed Brand to bring you this FREE “industry exclusive” app. You can get an instant GDD report for your area or anywhere in the 48 states as well as comparisons of current and last year’s GDD stats.
By Monsanto. For Blackberry platform
Provides recommended planting populations for corn and soybean crops. Simple, sequential steps to follow - no calculations to perform. Select your agriculture crop – corn or soybeans. Use pre-populated information to choose soil type, row width, etc. Includes several crop specific variables (e.g. field tillage technique, equipment type, seeds per kilogram, corn hybrids, etc.). Generates a specific planting recommendation for corn and soybean crops. Recommendations include seeds per acre and seed per foot of row for accurate planting of agriculture crops. Also features acreage to bags conversion.
By AccuWeather. Available for both Android, Blackberry and iPhone platforms.
AccuWeather makes it possible for you to access the most accurate and current weather information available – all at just the reach of your fingertips on the BlackBerry!
With AccuWeather for BlackBerry, your location is pinpointed from anywhere in the world using the latest in GPS technology (on supported devices). From there, you have the most detailed, reliable, and up-to-date weather news and information that you need to plan your life – including severe weather alerts automatically pushed to your phone!
By Technical Support Group. Available Blackberry platform.
STORM WATCH provides graphical displays and text based information on your BlackBerry® covering current and forecast adverse weather conditions for the continental United States. Convective watches and warnings from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, Tropical Storm/Hurricane watches & warnings from the National Hurricane center in Miami, plus all Watches, Warnings, Advisories and Special Weather Statements, including Tsunami warnings, are available. All information is available by clicking on Icons and/or drilling down into the Maps, Charts and Radar displays.
By Weather Channel. Available for both Android, Blackberry and iPhone platforms.
This application includes, GPS Location Tracker, Interactive Maps with User-Controlled Weather Layers, Home Screen Temperature Indicator, Ability to share weather with address book contacts, Personalizations such as location nicknames, Traffic Maps and Incidents.
By nsuradF6. Available Android platform
This calculator does on the fly unit conversions. For example if you want to know the number of acres for any given pass of the corn planter. You can enter (L) 1280ft x (W) 20 = 25600 sq ft. Then hold the conversion button and click SQFT then Acres. It will then return the number .587 Acres back to the calculator where I can then multiply by number of passes to get the total area. This is just one of many examples of what makes this the best Android calculator on the market. It’s a must have.
By GPS Essentials. Available Android platform
Turn your phone into a fully-featured GPS receiver! The most complete GPS tool on market: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, and build your own dashboard from 37 widgets.
By MotionX™ Available for iPhone platform
MotionX-GPS is for your outdoor life: Walking, Hiking, Running, Cycling, Biking, Sailing, Skiing, Flying, Racing, Geocaching. MotionX-GPS shows your position and track at all times on street maps, topo/terrain maps, satellite/hybrid maps, or marine charts. Record or follow your tracks and share with a single click your position, track, trip statistics (date, start time, elapsed time, distance traveled, average speed, etc.) and a picture taken along the way. Free downloadable maps worldwide! Including MotionX Road and Terrain maps, and NOAA marine charts.
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