Is there an app for that?

Published on: 13:56PM Nov 30, 2010

Anthony Transou



If you have a Smartphone, like an iPhone or Droid, you likely have downloaded a bunch of applications, or “apps,” to help you find information.  The commercials don’t focus on apps specific to agriculture, but yes, there is an app for “that” – whatever “that” might be.


There are apps for markets, weather, local and national ag radio broadcasts, soil monitoring, pest tracking, irrigation, herd management, growing degree days, etc.  Some growers say that some apps, like those calculating distance or area, can save time compared to relying on the GPS software in the tractor cab. 


What specific apps do you use?  What do you find most helpful?  And how do Smartphone apps complement or replace other technology on your farm?