Apps help farmers become more efficient in the fields

10/27/2013 | Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho), The

Smartphone and tablet applications are enabling farmers to keep better records on their crops, monitor irrigation systems and stay abreast of weather conditions. "They would guess a lot. Or they'd write it down on little scrap pieces of paper or cigarette packs," said Heather Darby, an agronomist from the University of Vermont Extension. Darby developed goCrop, a mobile and Web app that earned a $400,000 federal grant this spring to expand its reach in California and the Northeast.

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