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Agricultural Sciences: Home

This is a instructional pathfinder for students and faculty of Austin Community College's Agricultural Sciences program.

Welcome to Agricultural Sciences

Faculty and Staff: TLED and ACC Libraries are here for you! Check out the resources on the Faculty Teaching Toolbox to find practical tips + resources to temporarily teach online

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Mary Havens
Faculty Librarian/Assistant Professor
Elgin Campus
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621

Types of Resources

There are several types of information available to students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. Details provided on the different types of resources are listed below:

Books You can find a wealth of resources in the library's book collection. A book can provide detailed background information on a topic.
Reference Books Encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, etc. are considered reference sources. Access these types of resources when you need to find definitions, biographies, overviews, and historical information.
Articles Articles can be found in journals, magazines, or newspapers.  Articles can vary in scope, but usually fall into one of two categories: scholarly and popular.     
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Be sure to carefully evaluate the information found here.

Agricultural Sciences Apps

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Apps (little software applications)​ are available for either android or Apple devices and​ allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. ​Here are some app recommendations that may be useful to you as you complete your classes. 

ACC Library Services is ​not ​ liable for reimbursement of any app​ purchases made by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

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Agrellus - Grower (Android, iOS)

  • An online marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of  more than 7,000 agricultural products. 

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AgMobile (Android, iOS)

  • Keeps users informed of the latest market activity throughout the day.

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Cropstream (AndroidiOS)

  • Connect to businesses and people, product information, and chat and ask questions with partners, experts, and producers to grow your business.

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FieldNET Mobile (AndroidiOS)

  • Gain fast, easy access to your entire irrigation operation. As your fully integrated remote irrigation management tool, FieldNET lets you view and control your systems from virtually anywhere.

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iCropTrak (iOS)

  • Data collection app for field data collection, tracking, and editing.

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SoilWeb (iOS)

  • Retrieves graphical summaries of soil types associated with the iPhone's current geographic location.

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Xarvio Scouting (Android, iOS)

  • Designed to support farmers and agricultural advisors in their decision making. Just by walking over the fields and taking pictures you can: identify weeds, determine and count insects in the yellow traps, recognize diseases, analyze leaf damage, and examine the Nitrogen status.

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Weather Underground (Android, iOS)

  • The most hyper-local weather data wherever you are in the world.

Want more apps? Check out CropLife's Farm Smarter list!

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Dry Grain Calculator (Android, iOS)

  • Easily calculate the effect of less than optimal moisture levels in your grain.

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Crop Nutrient Removal Calculator (iOS)

  • Calculates the amount of nutrients eliminated from the ground depending on crop type and planned yield.

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Seed Calculator (free for Android$.99 fee for iOS)

  • Calculates the amount of seed required in order to produce a desired crop yield.

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Vegetable Garden Calculator (iOS)

  • Calculates how much of over 90 herbs/vegetables an individual would need to plant to feed a certain amount of people.

Interested in Agricultural Sciences at ACC?

Congratulations to Department Chair Savannah Rugg for her acceptance into the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship program!

Interested in learning more about Agricultural Sciences at ACC? Check out the department's page or watch this 5 minute video to learn more!


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