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Weather AppsWeather Apps This is a sample of smart phone weather applications. This is one application area where there are many variations on the weather theme. Apple has a dedicated weather application page and the Android Market Place offers a similar set of applications.

Agriculture applications will make having a smartphone a must in the field and for staff.
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Smart phones are a unique tool for those doing research and are in need of field data collection. These sample apps use the smart phone and crowdsourcing to bring data from the field into a lab database. These apps help anyone with an interest in the science to report back observations and sightings of environmental or disease issues. The labs are able to expand their reach in terms of data collection and offer back to others the data for land or operation management decision making.

When looking for information on world agriculture, where do you start? The following websites are good starting points. They are not all encompassing but they will get you started.

Use the power of Google Search. For example Google allows you to specify that your search results must come from a given website. For example, the query [ corn site:fao.org ] will return pages about corn but only from fao.org.

Too much data, not enough understanding. How do you quickly pull data, organize it, and then make sense of it all? Several tools and articles are available to help.

Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) misunderstood by the public because of the images used to inform? These resources should help provide some insight on genetically modified organisms and what some of the science entails.

This is just a sample of the news services that offer their information through a mobile application or a mobile focused web page.

A sample of agriculture focused news applications. Most are actual applications while Syngenta Farm Mobile is a web site whose content is mobile focused. More smart phone agriculture news applications available.

These are a collection of specialized smart phone agriculture apps. These types of apps are primarily used as a lookup tool, either to help identify species, review a piece of regulation, or get the specifics on an issue.