The Age of Apps
Mix Tank 2.0 from Precision Laboratories. The 2.0 version is an enhancement from the original that won AgProfessional’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Top Product of the Year Award. Besides the Android availability, the new version can create spray logs, add your location data, receive alerts and integrate weather. The purpose is to make more data more available and even faster. The new version in now available for Android in addition to iPhone and iPad.
TankMix from DuPont. The DuPont TankMix Calculator Application lets you quickly and easily calculate how much product and water you need for effective applications based on your acreage or spray tank size. This is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Mobile Ag Tank Mix Calculator from Marrone BioInnovations. This app quickly, easily and accurately helps growers and applicators calculate proper ratios of up to any three pesticide products to be mixed together in the spray tank. It is available for iPhone and iPod Touch.
SOIL TESTING OR ANALYZING
Optimizer 2.0 from Advanced Ag Solutions LLC. This app allows users to upload GPS soil sampling data, which includes phosphorus, potassium, pH and organic matter. Optimizer 2.0 allows growers to load their actual soil data and combine it with radar rain data to get an accurate picture of what's happening. It is available for most smartphone devices.
SoilWeb from the California Soil Resource Lab. SoilWeb is a portable version of the California Soil Resource Lab’s online interface to USDA-NRCS digital soil survey data. The application uses the GPS built into the iPhone to acquire your current location, and then submits an HTTP request to our server via the SoilWeb API. This is available for iPhone, iTouch, and Android devices.
FieldNet Mobile from Lindsay. This app allows growers to fully control and monitor their irrigation pivots anywhere through the convenience of smartphones. It is available for iPhone, Droid and BlackBerry.
Insecticide Spray Equipment Calibration apps from the Agricultural Research Service. These two apps are designed to ensure that aerial and ground-based crews can hit targets and minimize pesticide drift by keying in specifics on the type of equipment and pesticide they are using. One app is designed for ground-based spraying for mosquitoes and other threats to public health. It covers 60 different sprayers made by 19 manufacturers and was developed jointly with the Department of Defense's Navy Entomology Center of Excellence in Jacksonville, Fla. The other app, for aerial spraying, walks users through the process of adjusting nozzles and settings so pesticides are delivered at optimal droplet sizes. These apps are available for iPhones and Android.