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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

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Intro to this Guide

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. 

wheat cartoon Agrellus.farm (Android, iOS)

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

leaves radiating signal  AgriSync (Android, iOS

Connects farmers with real-time advisors on a variety of farm issues.

intersecting leaves  Crop Nutrient Advisor (Android, iOS)

Allows agricultural producers to identify crop deficiencies, receive product recommendations, and check spray tank compatibility. 

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.

water drop Drop Control (Android, iOS)

A mobile solution to follow weather and soil moisture conditions on your farm.

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. 

three blue squares  Farm Water Advisor (Android, iOS)

Empowers you to make the best irrigation decisions by using hyperlocal weather, satellite images, field specific soil data and the team's decades of agronomic knowledge.

two leavesFarmbrite (Android, iOS)

Farm and livestock record keeping and management system to help you run a more efficient, productive, and profitable business.

title of app on field with swooshes  Farmmee (Android, iOS)

Created by farmers for farmers, this app allows users to post jobs, borrow equipment, and sell your own services to farmers that have time-sensitive needs.

leaf with magnifying glass  FarmQA Scouting (Android, iOS)

Digital agronomy assistant for crop and field scouting, crop treatment, chemical prescriptions, imagery, and field analytics.

large letter G and large letter P GeoPard Agriculture (Android, iOS)

Enables farmers to have all their farm data such as satellite imagery, soil sampling, yield data, high-density sensor, and topography for fertilizing, crop protection, seeding, irrigation, and more!

  Operations Center Mobile (Android, iOS)

Provides a mobile connection to the John Deere Operations Center to empower you to evaluate job execution and machine performance.

leaf with stemsPhytech (Android, iOS)

There's a suite of tools here from irrigation, fertilization, field layout, and frost alert.

soil layers cartoon  SoilWeb (AndroidiOS)

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

circle surrounded curved lines  Valley Insights (Android, iOS)

Applies artificial intelligence to your field for timely alerts on crop health and irrigation.

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 2022 and Farms.com extensive Agriculture Apps catalog.

large black letter K  Ekonomics (AndroidiOS)

Provides specific crops calculators for nutrients and growing degree days.

ear of corn with ruler  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!

May I help you?

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Mary Havens
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Faculty Librarian/Associate Professor
Elgin Campus
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621
512-223-9462
mary.havens@austincc.edu

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