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Crop Scouting with your Smartphone or iPad

Dan Frieburg at Premier Crop Systems would like to share some helpful videos he made for crop scouting with a smartphone or iPad.

We’ve included links to training videos that allow you to export files from SMS for use in Google Earth on your phone or computer. For example, as applied planting files can be exported and viewed in the field. You can scout Learning Blocks with your growers using your phone!


There are two videos – click on the link to view.

Video: Using Shapefiles with your GPS Smartphone

Video: Using Shapefiles with your iPad


We recorded these videos in HD. The downside of streaming HD video is that it might mean those on slower internet connections will need to grab a cup of coffee while it loads.

A huge benefit to the quality of the videos is that you’ll be able to read the screens of the iPad and smartphones as our staff guides though how to use it. Viewing it full-screen, or even connected to an HDTV will result in a better picture.

We’d also like to take this time to introduce Aaron Rahe, the newest addition to the Premier Crop team. His prior experience includes multiple tours in Iraq and the Middle East as a Naval Intelligence Officer with Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Aaron grew up on a crop and livestock farm in Eastern Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in 2005.

Contact your SciMax Solutions Specialist for more details.