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January 13, 2012

Agriculture software is starting to be developed for smartphones. These applications will enhance the productivity and save time for many agri-business people because they are portable and easily available.

Updated January 12, 2012: The Apple iPhone, now in it's 5th year, and the Android operating system, coming into its 6th year at Google, have brought a dramatic shift in how we communicate with people and access information. Key is the integration of widely available software with an always on Internet connection.

January 13, 2012

Smart phones, as data collection devices, provide a channel back to research labs, helping improve the analysis and understanding of the data.

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.

January 10, 2012

Sometimes you just want to look something up. These apps offer specialized dictionaries or databases for niche information areas in agriculture.

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.

January 10, 2012

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.

January 10, 2012

How do you quickly pull data, organize it, and then make sense of it all?

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.

January 10, 2012

What are some of the major news providers offering to mobile users?

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

January 10, 2012

What is a genetically modified organism (GMO)? What is the science? How does this research connect to agriculture and food?

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.

January 10, 2012

Market research via Google insights for Search can help discover what customers are looking for and when.

Google insights for Search website is great to discover trends in keywords and terms.

January 10, 2012

Learn more about economics in real life than you ever got in school!

January 10, 2012

Looking for ag data can seem daunting. Use these web sites and the power of Google to speed up the search and reduce the hassle.

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.