Producers who want to prevent soil erosion, improve nutrient cycling, sustain their soils, and protect the environment have been returning to a very old practice: planting cover crops.
This app is a convenient, handy resource based on the Midwest Cover Crop Field Guide. The app will help you effectively select, grow, and use cover crops in your farming systems.
The app covers many basics of cover crops, including ratings for different qualities like nitrogen source, nitrogen scavenger, soil builder, erosion preventer, weed fighter, and many more. The app also includes a handy pure live seed calculator to help you determine your seeding rates.
This app is free to download from the App Store, but requires an annual subscription to unlock all the content — available as an in-app purchase.
A subscription to the full version of the app costs $2.99 a year.
When you subscribe, you will be asked to create an account with Google Firebase, which will manage your subscription.
The practices described in this app will help growers throughout most of the North Central Region and Ontario, including Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois.
Made some tweaks to the internal crash reporting system. If you experience a crash it will automatically upload a report the next time you open the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Nice images of cover crop species, pests, etc. Would be helpful if the app had a brief tutorial on how to navigate in the app. You have to download a lot of data to utilize the app. This is probably due to all the images. Surprised for $3/year this data isn’t stored on a server and allows you to choose what is saved locally instead of having to save all of it locally.
So many issues
I keep trying because I really need this app but it keeps asking if I want to subscribe even right after I log in and it accepts it. Also has so many issues downloading. Really hoping things get worked out because I think the content will be so helpful.
- Purdue University
- 51.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- Copyright ©2018, Purdue University, all rights reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Cover Crop One Year $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.