The Age of Apps
Weed Manager Plus app from Monsanto. This mobile app provides weed management recommendations by region and crop, calculates potential incentives for farmers who use endorsed residual herbicide products and delivers a tank mixing tool and measurement conversion calculator. It is available for iPhone and iPad.
Extreme Beans app from the United Soybean Board (USB). This app includes two calculators that helps evaluate the economics of various inputs. One calculator determines whether the yield benefits of various input combinations justify the costs. The other uses the main maturity rates for a farmer's region, the cost of soybean seed and an estimated price of the soybeans at the time of sale to determine an optimal seeding rate based on a percentage of return. It is available for iPhone and Android.
Nutrient Removal app from Mosaic. This app makes nutrient removal data readily available in the office, field or tractor. The app serves as a new tool for growers as they partner with their local agronomist to plan for next year’s planting season and crop nutrient programs. It is available for iPhone and Android.
PGR Calculator app from OHP Inc. The PGR Calculator allows the user to calculate and apply Plant Growth Regulants in the field. It is available for iPhone, iTouch or iPad.
Spray Lite from EZi App. This app replaces the manual spray log, stores chemical details and features real-time reporting. The app provides entries for detailed information regarding the farm, where you sprayed, what chemical you applied and what crops you are growing. The settings are adjustable to focus on a specific operator, including the spray pressure, water rate and speed of application. It is available for iPhone.
SEED SELECTION TOOLS
Financing and seed investment app from Rabo AgriFinance. This app provides financing information to help growers make informed seed purchasing decisions. The app is fully functional without an internet connection after it is downloaded. It is available for the iPad.
Variety Selector Tool from Bayer CropScience. This app helps make the seed selection process easier for 2013 crop planning by providing tailored information on seed varieties and creating shareable seed plans. The easy-to-use Seed Needs Calculator within the app computes seeding rates and acreage to determine bag/box needs and, with the new enhancements, the app now offers a Liberty herbicide usage calculator, which indicates how many gallons of Liberty a grower will need for varieties with the LibertyLink trait. For quick conversions, a new stand-alone calculator allows for simple conversions of bags to boxes and Liberty usage. The enhanced VST is available currently in an iPad version. The tablet application for Android is coming soon.