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Apps for effective mobile farming

Peter Gredig, mobile technology specialist with AgNition recently discussed the use of mobile technology in agriculture with audiences at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon, Man. Throughout the presentation, Gredig outlined a number of the latest applications that may be helpful tools in the areas of agronomy, product support and data management.

Connected Farm

This app focuses on mapping field boundaries, locating irrigation pivots, marking flags, and entering counting information. Scouting attributes include an extensive list of weeds, insects and diseases. Also, allows you to log the severity of a problem, crop conditions and capture photos to integrate with scouting attributes.

Flag This

This app enables you to communicate an action that is location specific, so that users are able to flag a location through GPS that requires scouting for plant symptoms, draining standing water, fence repair, etc. Flagged locations can then be saved and stored or shared via email. This app was developed by the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association Inc.

WEED IDENTIFIER: An application designed specific to Canada, which allows users to identify and map weed pressures.

Weed Identifier (screenshot)

Weed Identifier

Designed specific to Canada, this app allows you to identify and map weed pressures.

Voxer

Voxer is a push-to-talk application that basically converts your smartphone into a walkie-talkie. You can connect a number of devices and keep your team on track.

My Shed

A free application that provides you with engineering parts manuals, assembly diagrams, and parts number lists for your machines. Create parts lists and share them with your dealer, access tool box reference guides, and lubricant/fluid selector guides.

CROP NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES: Assists growers in determining fertility issues in their fields by nutrient type or by browsing photos of crops to find the image that most closely matches the fertility issues they are seeing.

Crop Nutrient Deficiencies (screenshot).

Crop Nutrient Deficiencies

This app assists growers in determining fertility issues in their fields by nutrient type or by browsing photos of crops to find the image that most closely matches the fertility issues they are seeing.

Farm at Hand

An app built by farmers, for farmers. It is a complete farm management app, free and Cloud based that allows you to manage your entire operation from seed to sale.

iHerd

IHerd is a cattle management app that can categorize herds, record herd management data, herd numbers, manages movement between properties, offers tally counting, tracks transfer of cattle, records and manages medical treatment and dosages.

About the author

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Jennifer Paige is a reporter centred in southwestern Manitoba. She previously wrote for the agriculture-based magazine publisher, Issues Ink and was the sole-reporter at the Minnedosa Tribune for two years prior to joining the Manitoba Co-operator.

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