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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/Associate 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.

wheat cartoon Agrellus - Grower (Android, iOS)

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

speech balloon with leaf  Cropstream (AndroidiOS)

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

water drop CropX Adaptive Irrigation (Android, iOS)

Takes the guesswork out of irrigation scheduling, soil salinity management, and much more. 

letter D DecipherAg Mobile (Android, iOS)

Enables farmers and agronomists to monitor crop variability, compare growth performance, track trends and organise information about your land.

paw print  Farm Dog (Android, iOS)

A pest and disease management app that provides easy scouting for your fields including field weather data and path tracking. 

tractor silhouette   FieldNavigator (Android)

Allows you to measure the size of your farm, field, or grassland easily and hassle-free, even in poor conditions or low visibility. Save field data, borders, and guidance lines, mark obstacles, and create a database of your requirement. Perfect for large and small farm owners, practitioners, learners, and professionals of precision agriculture.

leafOneSoil Scouting (Android, iOS)

Lets you monitor crop performance, mark problem areas and check weather forecasts. Perfect for farm owners, managers and workers, agricultural consultants, and machinery operators.

soil layers cartoon  SoilWeb (AndroidiOS)

Retrieves graphical summaries of soil types associated with your phone's current geographic location.

viking shipYara CheckIT (Android, iOS)

Gives farmers a photographic library of the crops to allow a simple and fast identification of possible nutrient deficiencies. Provides a fertilizer recommendation to treat identified deficiencies, as well as alternative products which allow preventing treatment for the following growing season.

Want more apps? Check out CropLife's 20 Best Agriculture Apps in 2021 and extensive Agriculture Apps catalog.

corn with measuring   FS Yield Estimator (Android, iOS)

Calculates yield based on field input from ear kernel length and girth, population, and kernels per bushel. May only apply to corn. 

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

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

Interested in Agricultural Sciences at ACC?

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

Scholarships and stipends are available for full-time and part-time students. Check it out!

Check out this free resource produced by Elgin and other Texas farmers and producers!


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