17 Agriculture Apps That Will Help You Farm Smarter In 2017

17 Agriculture Apps That Will Help You Farm Smarter In 2017

Ag professionals are working smarter, not harder, than ever before. Smart farming technologies have enabled them to reduce costs, maximize yields and profits, and still be incredibly efficient in the process.

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And there is perhaps no better example of smart farming than with the mobile app. It has become a game changer for on-the-go growers and ag retailers, enabling them to perform critical tasks wherever and whenever they need it. From scouting fields and managing agronomic data, to flying drones and creating farm maps, there is virtually no job that a farming app can’t do.

To meet this growing demand, developers continue to launch apps that are useful, user friendly, and simple to use. “A mobile app must be intuitive and easy to use, or it will not be used,” says Doug Applegate, CEO and owner of Praxidyn, which plans to offer an Android app for its new portable ag chemical blending system, Mixmate. “We expect to be able to use an app with little or no training.”

The Mixmate app, along with 16 other new or recently updated apps, are featured in my seventh annual list of agriculture apps available for Androids, iPads, iPhones, and more. I hope the apps listed in the slideshow above can help you farm smarter in 2017.

Be sure to also check my lists from past years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011).

If you have a favorite new app that is on my list or one that is not, tell me about it at [email protected] or post a comment below.

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Thanks for listing our mAgri product! It looks like we’re in good company. It’s been fun to build this product and rewarding to see our elevators and growers use it.

Quick (and fun) story: The day the mAgri app launched at Arthur Companies, a grower downloaded it and within minutes he realized that he hadn’t locked in the final details for one of his contracts. Without the app, the grower said he likely would not have noticed it until harvest. It was a simple oversight that could have been a costly mistake had he not caught it.

Those are the stories we’re hearing more and more about as our mAgri product gains adoption in the market. Those stories hit home for many of our team members. A lot of us grew up on farms and still have family members farming. In today’s tight farming economy, every little bit helps the balance sheet!

Matt Hopkins says:

Hi Camille,

You’re welcome. The mAgri product is certainly deserving of recognition. Thanks for sharing that story about Arthur Companies — what a great testimonial for the app!

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Marc says:

I’m writing to suggest this free app for field records: AgriXP at https://agrixp.com
AgriXP is a platform designed by farmers and their crop consultants to track field data. AgriXP allows the farmer, the employees and your crop consultants to view and log all field activities and export those data to Excel, PDF, or CVS for further usage. Activities can be printed or previewed from your monthly or daily calendar.
Features:
Crop advisers and agronomists can create only one master account with multiple farms or invite farmers to join
All data can be exported and transferred to any software of your choice: Excel or PDF. You can copy and print your data as well.
Farm weather center linked to your farm plan: Forecast provided for all 7 days and hour-by-hour
Farm weather history: rainfall, crop heat units (CHU), growing degree days (GDD), and preview them on your calendar.
Give a try
Thanks
Marc,

Ray says:

The rise of mobile and cloud platforms is helping various agricultural players to greatly improve their efficiency. You might want to check out this new digital capture tool called QuickTrials app (www.quicktrials.com) It allows people who conduct Field Trials to collect trial data offline and sync to the cloud whenever a network connection available. The platform helps to ensure the data is complete and provides more control over the data collection process.

shrikantha says:

Hi Matt Hopkins,

Really i appreciate your work. When i searched in google for agriculture apps, your site is ranking at top. And i wanted you to know about multi touch agriculture apps. NextGen Multi Touch, an Indian company developed multi touch agriculture apps. Using that app farmers can retrieve accurate information. Please go through the below link and consider that app in your next article.

http://nextgenmultitouch.com/solutions.php

Dindayal says:

Hi Matt,

Thanks for shedding light on the prudent use of mobile technology to drive farm productivity, alleviate hassles of farmers, turn agriculture a profitable business, and expedite the battle against hunger, food scarcity and malnutrition. Coincidentally, we share the interest of technology journalism. I work with a technology company, Root Info Solutions. We have developed an agriculture app based on Internet of Things that eases the management of remote fields, relays the data pertaining to weather, temperature, humidity, rainfall and windspeed from fields to mobile device of users, enables farmers to compare status of their farmlands located at different locations, receive push notifications and email alerts, and take the right steps do more. Here is the story: https://www.rootinfosol.com/iot-application-development