Ever since the rise of smartphones, mobile technology has been growing at an exponential pace. With more than 5 million apps present in the android and ioS app store, the apps market is also evolving continuously. More than 270 billion app downloads were recorded only in the past year. A wide variety of these apps are built for social impact, aimed at specific social causes.
Here we discuss some free agricultural apps that use technology for impact :
Farmers can access the information related to Agriculture Schemes, Farm Implements and Agriculture news in the latest version of the app. It is currently available in Hindi and English languages.
Apni Kheti - Agricultural Information and Farming app - Apni Kheti is an agricultural app that connects farmers and other users on a single platform where they can discuss their problems and help others with expert advice. All app users can find information related to crops, livestock, latest agriculture innovations, weather updates, mandi prices etc. on the platform. Alongside, users can watch videos and get the latest updates on agriculture, livestock and machinery.
The app consists of an advisory section where users can post advisories and receive insights on crops and agricultural management provided by industry experts, universities and other accredited institutions.
Farm Calculators - Farm Calculators is a mobile app developed for farm communities using which they can save money that is spent on the extra amount of fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc. These calculators help to estimate the optimal amount of fertilizers, pesticides and seeds required by every farmer based on the area of their farm, crop type and soil type for sustainable farming.
Various types of calculators such as Fertilizers Calculator, Pesticides/Fungicides/Herbicides Calculator, Plant Population Calculator, Seed Rate Calculator, Seed Blending Calculator are present within the app. The app is available in Hindi, English and Kannada.
Gramophone - Krishi Mitra, Agriculture App - Gramophone app is a one-stop platform for agricultural needs and solutions to aid farmers. Farmers can buy the best quality seeds, pesticides, crop nutrition, tools and agri hardware products from this app. It provides daily weather updates, nearby mandi prices, detailed information about major crops, pest and disease problems and also provides preventive solutions to those problems.
The 'Expert Help' button in the app is helpful for farmers to get connected to agri scientists/experts & local farming community to clear queries regarding any products or crops.
Smart Farm Mobile - Smart Farm Mobile is a smart mobile app designed to monitor & control irrigation well pumps from anywhere, at any time. The operation status indicates all monitored devices by colour-coded icons. Users can view live data trend lines from pumps, soil moisture, water level, and environmental sensors.
The app has a dashboard that consists of a drop-down list and "all-off" pump commands that is helpful for unexpected sudden rainfall. It displays a list of all weather stations installed on the farm.
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