In this digital era, smartphones and the apps we have access to from the App Store are making our lives easier, and boosting productivity.
There’s an app for everything. Need to see a movie? There’s Netflix. Need to do some shopping? There’s Ebay. Need to fall asleep to the sound of rainfall? There’s Relax Rain. But how about when you need to manage farming and other agricultural activities? Is there an app for that? Yes, there are many farm apps and here are just a few of them:
1. Farmcrowdy App:
The farmcrowdy app is a farm app that allows you to literally carry your farm with you wherever you go.
To be a digital farmer and start using the app to manage your farms, all you need to do is select a farm of choice and sponsor as many units of that farm type as you want. The app also sends updates and progress reports and at the end of the farm cycle, you get paid your initial sponsorship and returns after harvest.
This innovative technology has created a hassle-free farming platform while also impacting the lives of rural farmers across the country.
The app already has over 80,000 + downloads with good reviews. You can earn profits farming from your home with the Farmcrowdy mobile app.
Weed infestation is one of the worst nightmares of a farmer especially if they have no idea what kind of weed it is. Not knowing makes it difficult for the farmer to know what measures to take to counter the weed. However, with IDWeeds, the solution is just an app away.
IDWeeds is available to the people of Missouri. IDWeeds contains information on over 430 weed species that can be found in gardens, lawns, and other areas. To identify the type of weed, you will be required to enter details like leaf type, leaf color, and root system of the weed inside the app.
A farmer can have the best seeds and the best farming equipment but still end up making poor decisions, why? Because the soil is very important and you need to understand the soil type before you plant. Luckily, there’s an app that can tell you this.
SoilWeb uses your phone’s GPS to let you know what soil type you’re standing on. Information such as the soil type, taxonomy, land classification, flood ratings and organic matter will all be shown in the app to enable you make better planting decisions.
When farming, some disasters such as droughts, diseases, and pest infestations can affect farming activities and lead to losses. Zambians have developed an app which can avoid this.
Agripredict was started in Zambia and is the winner of the 2018 #HackAgainstHunger competition. The app, through photos taken, can detect the presence of pests and diseases. Being able to detect threats to farming influences farm management decision. Isn’t that wonderful?
The app can also forecast the probability of pest invasion and also predict the possibility of adverse weather conditions. The app also uses diverse data sources and sensors to forecast yield. This helps farmers estimate expected yield from a specific plot of farmland.
Information regarding rainfall is a crucial part of farm management. Rain affects the soil and farmers need to know how to measure the amount of rainfall in an area in order to make more informed planting decisions.
The Pocket rain gauge gives location – specific rainfall measurements and is updated every hour and reflects the previous 24 hours. It also makes it possible for farmers and home gardeners to share their feedback along with accurate rainfall measurements.
Plants need nitrogen, and in the right quantity. Too much or too little could be detrimental so how can a farmer know how much nitrogen a crop requires?
This app is designed to measure the nitrogen intake in a crop and generate a nitrogen recommendation based on the photographs of the crop. Based on leaf cover, and other factors such as an estimated fraction of brown leaves, the app calculates nitrogen uptake for the app.
The app shows the user how much nitrogen to apply, crop quality, and also provides fertilizer recommendations. Isn’t it amazing how much information regarding a crop can be gotten just from its photograph?
7. Hay Day:
Sometimes, learning about farm management can come from simply playing knowledge-based games. One of such games is HayDay. This game allows you to take the role of a farmer that oversees the management of farmland; grow crops, plants trees, take care of animals etc.
These are just a few of the apps that make farm management easier. What apps are you using? Share in the comment section below.