Who says farmers are old school?
According to a recent Farm Journal Media survey, farmers are ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting new technology. In fact, 59% of farmers use a smartphone in their daily operations, and 44% use a tablet.
Smart technologies have enabled farmers to reduce costs, maximize yields and profits, and still be incredibly efficient in the process. Mobile apps have been game changers to today’s on-the-go growers and ag retailers alike. Below is our list of apps (in no particular order) that can help you farm smarter:
Field Navigator – For equipment that doesn’t already have GPS guidance, there’s Field Navigator. You can map out fields, measure the size of your farm, or make sure you’re driving in straight, parallel lines.
AccuWeather – There are a lot of good weather apps, but AccuWeather is well known for its accuracy and easy-to-use interface. For a couple bucks, upgrading to the ad-free paid version is totally worth it.
eBay – Almost every farmer I know has either bought or sold something on eBay at some point. Don’t let those great deals and hard to find parts slip away – get the app and receive notifications when your watched items are about to end.
JStock – There are several farm-specific stock market apps out there, and they’re all horrible. JStock sets itself apart with its ultra clean interface and desktop version for your PC.
Agrobase – Easily identify diseases, insects or pests in your field and find a hassle-free solution for crop protection. Agrobase lets you save money on pesticides, fungicides or herbicides, and aim for higher yield.
If you have a favorite farming app, let us know about it – and we’ll add it to the list!