It’s good to learn and see what we can do to make our soybean yield better, what we can learn from other people. We’re trying to optimize all we can and get the most from our acreage.
Chad Kuenstler, ISA Yield Challenge Participant
iOS App Takes Data Collection to the Farmers’ FieldsBT developed an iOS app based on the “Yield Challenge” program created by the ISA. It encouraged soybean growers to try new yield-enhancing practices. It also facilitated sharing the results of those methods with other farmers. The iOS app included a data collection feature to empower soybean growers to monitor and record the results of challenging conditions on a control test plot from the field location.
BT found a method to make the mobile app work for farmers out in the field where there is no Internet access. Users of the app can enter data right at the source with or without Internet connectivity. The Yield Challenge iOS app then syncs later with the same database as the ISA’s web app.
- Users can enter and update data in multiple categories, such as History & Fertility and Harvest Data;
- Safeguards prevent data loss that come with multiple users altering the same database;
- Swipe-able content;
- Login and registration for multiple user types; and,
- Integration with ISA’s website.