Farm apps by category

In prepping for a session I am (was) speaking at during the annual ASTA CSS Seed Expo on Dec. 12, I did a large search for apps to use in farming. From news to management to field operations to soil and fertilizer, I found more than 50 apps that farmers could use to help their operations.

But why keep them to myself, or only share them with conference attendees? Here is a list of what I found. Some may be repeats from what I’ve covered before, but there are definitely a lot of new ones in this list. Enjoy!

Also, if there are apps you use, and I don’t have them listed, please comment or email me ([email protected] [2]) and I’ll add more to the list!

 

Ag News

These apps offer news in some way: financial, research, commodity, marketing or other types of ag news.

Rabo AgriFinance

 

MySci Pubs

 

Farm Futures Magazine

 

Agrodata

 

Kansas Farm Bureau (other state Farm Bureau apps available. Search “farm bureau” in iTunes/GooglePlay.)

 

USDA News Reader (99¢)

 

agIndex

 

Farm Management

These farm management apps offer more than one utility in an app. They encompass many tools in one, from mapping fields to equipment logs to scouting to logging harvest loads and more. All of them listed here are free, so why not try them out.

 

FarmPad

 

FarmLogs

 

iCropTrak

 

Agro Lite

 

Farm at Hand

 

AgDNA

 

Spraying

There are a lot of app options for spray operations, most of them being tank mix apps. You can select the chemicals and it’ll offer rates. Some offer nozzle types, too.

 

Mix Tank

 

Tank Mix Calculator

 

TankMix

 

Spray Guide

 

Aerial Spray

 

SpraySelect

 

TankMixIT

 

Calculators

Calculators can make any job easier. I’d definitely rather use a calculator to add, subtract and multiply (I was a journalism major…math is not my strong-suit) than do it all on paper, longhand. There are a lot of different calculators available to help your farm operation, from calculating grain yield to seeding rates and nitrogen rates to drain tile.

 

Crop Calculators

 

Dry Grain Calculator

 

Drainage Tile Calculator

 

Corn N Rate Calculator

 

ArmorSeed

 

Planting Rate Estimator

 

Extreme Beans

 

Inoculant Value Calculator

 

Soil + Fertilizer

The soil-based apps can be used to determine soil type, offer steps for soil testing and help calculate growing degree days. The fertilizer apps offer a way to calculate fertilizer removed by specific crops, as well as a nitrogen price calculator.

 

SoilWeb

 

Soil Test Pro

 

Growing Degree Days

 

Fertilizer Removal by Crop

 

N Price calculator

 

Nutrient Removal

 

Weeds, Pests, Diseases

These apps offer help with scouting and identifying weeds and pests.

 

Crop Scout

 

Aphid Scout

 

Connected Farm Scout

 

IPM Toolkit

 

eCropScout

 

ID Weeds

 

WeedManagerPlus

 

Other ag apps

These are some other apps that I found that don’t necessarily fit right into some of the previous categories I set up. Regardless, they can still be useful tools, and are ag-specific.

 

CropNAtion (farmer social networking)

 

agSeedSelect (hybrid, variety guide)

 

FarmGenius (game)

 

FieldNET (irrigation)

 

Agrain Mobile (crop protection)

 

GrainStorageManager

 

Field Notes

 

Social Media

No phone or mobile device should be without social media. While it doesn’t necessarily offer a “tool” for your farming operation, it still comes in handy. What better way to promote your business than to tell your stories. Social media apps can help with that. Create a business page on Facebook, message clients, set up an instagram account and post photos, post videos of interesting things on YouTube. The possibilities are endless. Start with one and let it grow from there.

 

Facebook

Pages

Messenger

 

Twitter

 

YouTube

 

Instagram

 

Pinterest