New UNL App Helps you Track Soil Water Status
May 31, 2013
Crop Water App
Developer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Availability: iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets. Originally designed for Apple, an Android version was released in May 2013.
Intended Audience: Crop producers, irrigation/water managers, and agronomists
Description: The UNL Crop Water App was developed at the request of Nebraska Agricultural Water Management Network (NAWMN) participants. This app provides an easy way to estimate soil water status based on Watermark sensors installed at depths of 1, 2, and 3 feet. With these sensor readings, the Crop Water app will estimate the water used as well as what is still available for Nebraska soils.
You can also see historic sensor readings and graphs, create new graphs, or pin your GPS location for the fields. The graphs feature will allow you to chart your field's soil water status over time and show total soil water or capacity as well as levels remaining for each of the three depths.
Fit for Nebraska: Crop Water is specifically designed for Nebraska soils, but also may be of use in states with similar soils where growers are using Watermark sensors.