For the second year, the Purdue Extension Field Guide is available as an app, thanks to the surge in popularity of utilizing technology and iPads on farms.
"For more than 20 years, growers and consultants have relied on the Purdue Extension Corn and Soybean Field Guide," the app description reads.
"This app includes hundreds of useful, high-quality images to help you diagnose problems and understand common issues in corn and soybean production. Short videos also illustrate important concepts. There also is a tool for submitting samples to the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory," the description continues.
In addition to helpful photos and features, this app also includes sections on soybean management, corn management, weeds, soils and fertility, calibration and calculators.
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But the Indiana Soybean Alliance, thanks to a grant received from the United Soybean Board, has taken this one step further and made this app an even better tool for farmers – they are willing to foot the bill.
The grant from USB was designed to fund a project that helps communicate applied and/or practical soybean production research information and resources to soybean farmers. The app is a perfect fit.
Currently the app is available in the iTunes app store for $12.99, but by visiting the ISA website farmers are able to fill out a request form to receive a code for a free download. And what farmer doesn't love "free"!
ISA says that this program is designed to help expand the efforts of the university research and the extension community in developing, producing and distributing soybean production research information to farmers.
According to ISA, to date approximately 200 Hoosier farmers have requested a download code.
For more information and to fill out the form, visit www.indianasoybean.com.