Smart phone & tablet apps

A Growing Trend

What is an ‘app’? An ‘app’, short for ‘application’, can be thought of as a small downloadable piece of software that allows you to conveniently access information, organise, monitor and learn. You can download these apps from the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store.

We have collated a comprehensive list of useful smartphone and tablet apps to assist you with your farm operations. Improve the way you do business, network and track weather data. Why not download one and see what it can do to help improve your business?

AUSVEG claims no responsibility for any damage or liability caused by the use of these apps. Please contact the app developer directly with any questions or complaints.


EnviroVeg

Partner RZ

Cost: Free


Devices: Apple devices, Android

The Partner RZ app is the new app for events and crop advice, developed by Rijk Zwaan.The apps Growing Partner and Demo Partner have been merged to one new app for our partners all over the world.

EnviroVeg

EnviroVeg

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices

The EnviroVeg App makes it easy for members to record data on their environmental performance and put strategies in place to manage the sustainability of their operations. The App allows growers to access EnviroVeg Platinum scheme forms to assist with record keeping as well as Program information materials.

Elders Weather

Elders Weather

Cost: $1.99

Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Provides up-to-date comprehensive weather data from over 2000 locations around Australia, allowing you to favourite your common locations. Provides 7-day forecast, 12 month rainfall, past 24 hours temperature, Nino 3.4 Index (ENSO data), local radar and more.

TankMix

Tankmix by Dupont

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices

The Dupont TankMix Calculator app lets the user quickly work out the amount of product needed to treat specific field areas, tank sizes and desired Volume to Volume ratios. Data can be measured using a range of metrics providing the flexibility of using either decimals or fractions.

Syngenta TankCalc

Syngenta TankCalc

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

The Syngenta TankCalc app is a tool that can be used for efficient calculation of filling plans for spraying, saving time and increasing accuracy. The calculator takes into account area, tank size, product, dosage and driving speed.

Bayer Product Manual

Bayer Crop Product Manual

Cost: Free

Devices: Android

Download our ‘Bayer Crop Product Manual App’ to help you find the right innovative Bayer Crop Protection and Environmental Science product for your needs.Use the app to get up to date label and safety data sheets for all our herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and seed products.You can search by product name, crop or application area, pest/disease/weed or active ingredient. If you have any queries about the app, please contact enquiries.australia@bayer.com

Bayer CropScience Australia Product Manual

Bayer CropScience Australia Product Manual

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

Bayer CropScience Australia’s ‘Product Manual’ agronomy reference app helps growers find the most appropriate product for their crop protection needs. Use this app to get the latest label and safety data sheets for all herbicide, fungicide and insecticide products sold in Australia.

uManage by Netafim

uManage by Netafim

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

The Netafim app, uManage, is an advanced real-time crop management Decision Support System (DSS). It has been designed for both greenhouses and open fields, allowing ongoing data collection from a range of field sensors and devices such as irrigation controllers and lets growers and agronomists access and share information.

JDLink

JDLink

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

Allows you to monitor and manage your fleet of John Deer machines from your phone. Create a maintenance schedule and receive alerts and notifications. Access directions to machines from any location.

Haifa FertiMatch

FertiMatch

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android, Windows phone

FertiMatch is your assistant in fertigation calculations. The FertiMatch app helps the grower determine the right amount of fertilizers needed to get a desired nutritional composition, in three simple steps. The grower inserts details about his Fertigation control head, defines a reference element and concentration and selects fertilizers. The output simply tells what quantity of fertilizer is needed, and what will be the concentration of nutrients in the irrigation water.

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FloraMatch

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

FloraMatch™ helps you predict availability of nutrients throughout the season and to plan Multicote™ controlled release fertilization accordingly. FlorMatch™ generates release curves of main Multicote™ formulae and calculates nutrient release according to expected temperatures. This lets you visualize plant nutrition over time, and make adjustments if needed.

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Aussie Farmers Direct

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices

The Aussie Farmers Direct app allows shoppers to browse, shop and place orders for fresh Australian produce from their mobile device. The app saves you time and helps support 100% Australian produce.

Woody Weed Specialists

Woody Weed Specialists

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices

This app developed by Dow AgroSciences Australia Ltd has been designed to help you make more informed decisions when controlling woody weeds. It contains information for weed identification, critical control times, application methods and herbicide recommendations.

Scoutdoc - Farm Field Scouting

ScoutDoc

Cost: $49.99

Devices: iPad

This app has been designed for iPad to be used by field scouts, growers, consultants and agronomists to assist with accurately mapping and electronically documenting the conditions of their property. A GPS upgrade and pin-drop mechanism makes it easy to monitor issues throughout the growing season.

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Pocket Pam 2

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

An app designed to integrate directly with your PAM system on your farm computer. It assists growers compile farm records, manage equipment, inventories, consumables, weather, crop scouting and mapping. The app includes 11 sub-applications.

LiveFarmer

LiveFarmer

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

This app has been designed to assist with quality assurance management, allowing the user to record farm activities remotely. Capture inputs into a crop, such as fertilisers or labour, and generate reports based on the data entered.

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Weed ID: The Ute Guide

Cost: Free

Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

A Ute Guide application designed for ready identification of weeds and insects found throughout Australia. The app also provides access to weed profiles and uses photographs to help with easy identification.

Tank Mix Calculator

Tank Mix Calculator

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

An app from Farm Logic that lets you easily input your acreage, tank size, carrier volume and the number of spray loads to generate your tank mix recipes. You can select from a list of standard chemicals or add your own.

IPM Toolkit

IPM Toolkit

Cost: Free

Devices: Apple devices, Android

This app was developed by the University of Wisconsin’s IPM program which provides the user with quick access to research, news articles, and information through videos, publications and pictures.

APVMA

APVMA

Cost:free

Devices:iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Provides access to a searchable database of over 10,500 agricultural and veterinary chemicals approved for use in Australia. It allows growers to access information on active constituents, withholding periods, product labels and package sizes.

iCropTrak

iCropTrak

Cost:free

Devices:iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

An app with wide-ranging capabilities for farm administration and management. Functions include field scouting, soil sampling and spray-fertiliser application. The app allows access to your files, folders and reports in the one spot and helps plan and analyse your information.

Unit Converter

Veg Pest ID

Cost:free

Devices:Apple Devices, Android

Veg Pest ID helps farmers and agricultural professionals identify pests on Australian vegetable crops. Even tricky insects, diseases and disorders can be found with a few taps or keyword search.

Cash Grain Bids

Agweb

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

An American news app that lets you stay connected with markets, weather, agricultural news and commentary across the globe and within the US. Access blogs, videos, news articles and more.

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iAuditor

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Create custom audits, reuse old ones and import spreadsheets from your computer to your phone. This app allows you to quickly and easily manage all that paperwork. Audit reports can be exported as PDFs and emailed to your office.

Spray Lite

Spray Lite

Cost:free

Devices:iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Records and stores Spray sheets in a single location as well as chemical information and past data. The app can stream information from the field directly to the office.

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FireReady

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Developed by Victoria's fire services and the Department of Justice this app delivers critical emergency information and community safety advice to your phone or tablet. It also allows users to share photos tagged with locations to improve situational awareness in emergencies.

Pest Genie

Pest Genie

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Provides quick access to your Pest Genie account, a web-based system that provides a range of compliance tools for legal, OH&S and industry requirements related to chemical use and storage.

Farm Minder

Farm Minder

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

This app provides the user with a way to access their Farm Minder account. It's designed to help develop operation plans, assist with OH&S compliance, codes of practice and pesticide application records.

FarmPAD Mobile

FarmPAD

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Sign up free to FarmLogic to get started; this app has a broad range of functions. It allows you to enter farm records, equipment service logs, spray records, take notes and store pictures. Map out your acreage with GPS and store and manage your farm reports.

MySci Pubs

MySci Pubs

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Access information from agronomy, crop, and soil science from peer-reviewed journals published in the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

MyTraps

MyTraps

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

An app that uses the power of images and maps to show spatial and temporal trends of pest populations and their distribution pattern across your site. It allows growers to understand where to apply their pesticides efficiently, while providing graphical data on your use.

Fertilizer Cost Application

Fertilizer Cost Calculator

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Just as it says on the label, this simple and easy-to-use app lets you calculate the value of Nitrogen per unit of Phosphorus source, as well as the cost per unit of P205 with or without the Nitrogen value.

Farm Manager

Farm Manager

Cost:$17.99

Devices:iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

A centralised management app which combines information on cropping, livestock, machinery, and chemical/fertiliser uses. Take photos of your crops or livestock and incorporate them in your individual data and records.

SoilMapp

SoilMapp

Cost:free

Devices:iPad

A CSIRO designed app to inform growers about the soil types in their area, view photographs, satellite imagery and graphical data of soil's properties. Breakdown the soil into its physical and chemical characteristics including pH, soil carbon, salinity and erodibility.

Harvest Time & Expense Tracker

Harvest Time & Expense Tracker

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Allows the user to keep track of all your projects giving you real-time access to reports and data. Monitor your business' profitability and take the pain out of organising your bills.

WeedSmart

WeedSmart

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices

A simple tool to gauge herbicide resistance and weed seed bank risk for your cropping system. Designed by Monsanto the app draws on academic experts from around Australia to provide in-depth agronomic information.

SpraySelect

TeeJeft SpraySelect

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Allows the user to quickly find the proper tip/nozzle for chemical application. Input speed, spacing, target rate, droplet size category and a list of recommended tips are provided. Choosing the right nozzle for the job has never been easier.

Mix Tank – Agriculture Tank Mixing Order and Spray Logs

Precision Laboratories Mix Tank

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Designed to help growers manage their tank mixing sequence and maintain an easy-to-use spray log for more streamlined record keeping. It includes a weather integration function providing wind speed/direction, temperature and other environmental conditions.

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Connected Farm

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Take advantage of GPS field mapping and scouting, map field boundaries, locate irrigation pivots and overlay polygons and marker flags. Included is a list of weeds, pests and diseases and is compatible with Trimble's GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor. Take photos and geo-reference digital images of pest locations.

Weed Manager PLUS

Weed Manager PLUS

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

A portable mobile version of the Crop PHD tool, Weed Manager PLUS recommends weed management strategies based on your conditions, as well as having a tank mix calculator and conversion calculator for commercial farmers.

Crop Diseases

Crop Diseases

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices, Android

Created by the Department of Primary Industries (Victoria) this app allows growers to compare current crop disease resistance levels, disease symptoms, map their distribution and share pictures/photos.

Water Storage

Water Storage

Cost:free

Devices:Apple devices

Developed by the Bureau of Meteorology, this app gives the user access to water storage levels for 250 locations around Australia

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Weatherzone PLUS

Cost:$2.49

Devices:Apple devices, Android

The big brother of the free Weatherzone app, Weatherzone PLUS provides 3 hourly forecasts, 48 hour forecasts and detailed rain forecasts presented in analytical graphics and radars. This is a comprehensive and easy-to-use app for growers who rely on all aspects of weather and climate.

Farm Contractor

Farm Contractor

Cost:$10.49

Devices:Apple Devices

Allows easier management of on-farm contractors, growers can choose from more than 25 job types such as mulching, spraying and equipment hire, where the user can record full details of their clients and email them straight back to the office.

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Hardi Nozzles

Cost:free

Devices:Apple Devices, Android

Selecting the right nozzle is easy, simply input the spray volume t/ha and driving speed km/h and let the app calculate which tips are best for the job.

AGRIplot

AGRIplot

Cost:$0.99

Devices:Apple Devices

Save time and money by plotting any area just by walking around its boundary. You can add marker points, drag and drop pins and add pictures to important places on the map. Easily share your map via email in either PDF or KML format.

Unit Converter

Unit Converter +

Cost:free

Devices:Apple Devices

Growers regularly encounter unit measurements when organising fertilizers, chemicals and water quantities as well as finances, costs, profits, expenditures. This handy app will allow you to solve almost any unit conversion problems in a jiffy.

First Aid

First Aid

Cost:$4.49

Devices:Apple devices, Android

A must-have app particularly for growers who live and operate in remote parts of Australia. This app lets you carry over 125 years of First Aid research and was developed by St John Ambulance Australia. It uses images for emergency step-by-step procedures.

Australian CliMate

Australian CliMate

Cost:free

Devices:Apple Devices

A handy app containing over 60 years of climate records relating to rainfall, temperature, radiation. It can help you answer questions about sowing dates based on heat or cold stresses, flowering times, and inform you as to what the ENSO conditions are in your region.