Using apps and websites in farming has become much more popular as technology’s prominence continues to grow in society. There are tons of apps and websites out there to help make farming practices easier and more efficient. Below are just a few of the best farming apps that have been used to help improve their systems.
FieldNET is a system that allows you to monitor and control your entire irrigation operation from anywhere. With FieldNET you can: create variable rate irrigation (VRI) plans, receive real-time alerts and status updates, run customized or templated reports, and manage and control pivots, laterals, end guns, drip systems, pumps, injectors, and sensors. By sharing your username and password you are able to let others have access to your irrigation operation and you can also share it in “view only” mode if you don’t want anyone changing anything in the system. FieldNET also tracks your location so other workers know your whereabouts at all times which can help improve communication and efficiency on farms. There’s a lot of different things you can monitor and control for your pivots and laterals as well as your pump stations. Basically, FieldNET is like having one big control board at your fingertips.
Pioneer/Encirca View is a planning service. It can help farmers make contingency plans, field plans, reports, and can summarize performance. All of these functions can help you get the right crops into your fields, and this data-driven technology can help you manage your entire operation.
Climate Fieldview is another data-based app that can have many benefits to farmers. According to their website, this app will “seamlessly collect, store, and visualize critical field data, monitor and measure the impact of your agronomic decisions on crop performance, and manage your field variability by building customized fertility and seeding plans for your fields to optimize yield and maximize profit”. This app will make things easier and more efficient since it stores all your data in one place and gives you insight into your fields.
FarmLogs can help you do things like: make a marketing plan for your farm, track rainfall and farm activity, make field maps, and more. This software is easy to use and helps farms become more efficient overall. FarmLogs can also help farmers manage the profits they make from their crops.
AgriSync is a technology that focuses on the people side of farming. This technology connects farmers with local agribusiness consultants to help improve practices on their farms, incorporate the use of technology, and implement biological advancements. AgriSync also connects farmers to advisors that can help them solve any issues that they have with their farms.
Using technology in farming has so many benefits and there are so many different apps, websites, devices, etc. that can improve the process, efficiency, and effectiveness of farms. What are your favorite farming apps or websites? Let us know!