Here are my notes from searching for crop management software online. There is a lot of software available. Only a few apps / programs are free. For most, you need some computer experience to figure it out (but you have to start somewhere). Many require an internet connection in the field.
I am working on a crop management app/program that will be simple for farmers with no computer experience, calculate cost of production, not require an internet connection in the field, and hopefully be free. It will not have nutrient management capabilities, but will be compatible with Cornell Cropware to provide that function. This project will probably take all of 2018 to complete. Stay tuned.
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Farm Software: http://www.capterra.com/farm-management-software/
Farm software found by one search on Capterra, http://www.capterra.com/farm-management-software/spotlight/147234/Agroptima/Agroptima
Website for finding all types of software: http://www.capterra.com/
2014 Purdue Women in Ag Conference, Useful Apps: https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/WIA/Documents/AP%20iPad%20Apps%20Current.pdf
Apps for Ag: http://aged.illinois.edu/sites/aged.illinois.edu/files/resources/Apps-for-Ag-Revised.pdf
Cornell’s crop nutrient management software, Cropware Classic is free (http://farminfotech.com/cropware.htm)
University of Vermont nutrient management crop software, “goCrops” – http://gocrop.com/ ($250)
“CropRecprds” Free Apps. https://www.croprecordsinfo.com/. Do not need an internet connection in the field. Sync phone & computer when you have an internet connection. Looks good. Cost of production probably not calculated. Record field data and activities.
Farming With Apps: http://www.farmingwithapps.com/ info on many apps
CropCents, Penn State, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cropcents/id805675023?mt=8
Granular Farm Management – https://www.granular.ag/farm-management/ Comprehensive software, prefer >2000 acres, data entry from mobile app & sensors
Ag Squared, http://www.agsquared.com/ for small diversified vegetable operations.
Field Tracker Pro (Canada) starts at $250 for 40 fields, no yields or cost of production. http://www.farm-apps.com/
Farm at Hand, good for crop rotation & input planning and sharing info with your crop consultant. No cost of production analysis. https://www.farmathand.com/
Farm Logs, comprehensive mid-west software. Crop planning, profitability, market. Smartphone sends in data. https://farmlogs.com/products/standard/ . $0 to $100/month depending on the features you choose.
Fields and Crops Management (DairyOne), good software, data sent to DairyOne via computer or internet connection. Must have internet in the field. $200 sign-up, then ~$400 annually. http://dairyone.com/agricultural-management-resources/crop-management-software/
CropTrak Mobile – flexible map centric scouting, sampling, and field data app for any crop type, works disconnected, in multiple languages, and connects to iCropTrak Cloud. $1200. https://icroptrak.com/
eFarmer – But no cost of production?? https://icroptrak.com/ Cloud-based app & software. GPS field/machine guidance, field mapping, record-keeping. European.
HarvestYield – for custom machinery operators to track their jobs. iOS (Apple) platform. https://www.harvestyield.com/
Farm at Hand – developed by farmers. Canadian Cloud-based. Does not calculate cost of production.
FieldX (parent company is AgRenaissance Software LLC), same as FieldRecon (http://www.fieldrecon.com) http://fieldx.com/ , $250/yr, field prescritions $0.55/ac. Developed for ag consultants. Georgia Assoc of Professional Agricultural Consultants. Calculates cost of inputs, but not cost of production.
FarmOS (http://farmos.org/ ) – open source software that can be further developed. As of 1/2018 it does not calculate cost of production. It is designed to keep track of the many varied activities in a farm operation.