Our recent survey of more than 200 ag retailers on their tablet usage has unveiled several key findings (look for an article on tablet use trends soon). But perhaps what everyone wants to know is which apps are the most popular among these ag professionals. Well, you’re in luck. We asked participants to name the
The ScoutDoc agricultural field scouting app now offers GPS map and pin drop functions. ScoutDoc for iPad is a user friendly and flexible field scouting app for crop consultants, field scouts and farmers. The app allows users to create or import a field map and save information collected when scouting or inspecting field crops. The
A decade is a long time in anyone’s life, but it’s an eternity on the Web. Just consider these statistics on Internet use: In 2002, the Internet had 569 million users – about 9% of the global population – who averaged about 46 minutes a day online. In 2012, Internet users reached 2.27 billion –
Emerging technology is arguably one of the most significant issues ahead for ag retailers. It is in that spirit that I present my top five technology trends, picked out as being the most important from the perspective of an information technology company. 1. Education. The first and probably the most important topic is education. With
BiodieselNow, a new app offered by the National Biodiesel Board, gives users the ability to quickly find biodiesel fueling stations, track fuel purchases and earn rewards. Introduced this week at the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference, the app is available for both Apple and Android devices and provides valuable mapping information on biodiesel fueling stations across
UPDATED: March 25, 2013 In case you’re keeping score at home, the Apple App store recently surpassed 35 billion downloads, while the Google Play Store (Android market) just crossed the 25 billion download milestone. No wonder kids know how to play Angry Birds before they learn how to tie their shoes. It’s a numbers game.
Are you a little unclear when it comes to understanding cloud computing? Partly cloudy on the cloud? You’re not alone. A Google search of “What is Cloud Computing?” returned 245 million results. People want to know about the cloud. Cloud computing — or the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the
Farmers could allocate resources more efficiently, improve seed placement and maximize profits by uploading site-specific information about the soil’s ability to supply nutrients into an upgraded smartphone application. Optimizer 2.0, developed by Advanced Ag Solutions LLC, now allows users to upload GPS soil sampling data, which includes phosphorus, potassium, pH and organic matter. Daryl Starr,
UPDATED: April 12, 2013 University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) have developed a new tool to help farmers and crop advisors to determine the optimum nitrogen rate for corn and to plan for split applications of nitrogen, a recommended best management practice. The Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN)
Growers can now rely on a new mobile application to support effective weed management, particularly of tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds. Weed Manager PLUS, launched at this year’s Farm Progress Show, is the latest tool added to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions platform. The mobile app provides: Weed management recommendations by region and crop.