When cellphones first became widely available, they were just a means to stay connected to each other on the go. Today, that’s just the beginning of what they’re used for. Modern cellphones, i.e., smartphones, are essentially computers you can fit in your pocket. We use them for not just communication, but also education, recreation, navigation, and so much more. As a result, smartphones have become an integral part of many industries—agriculture included.
In such a hands-on profession and rural setting, you may think that a smartphone doesn’t have much to offer your farming operation. But the truth is that smartphones are making a big difference in efficiency and productivity for farmers—and here’s how:
Online forums and smartphone apps make it easy for farmers across the world to share their knowledge and experience with each other. You can use your smartphone to learn about techniques for getting the most yield out of specific crops, helpful products and equipment, troubleshooting, and more. You can also share your insights with others.
Most of your success in farming hinges on having the right data at the right time. Smartphones provide real-time alerts about important information you need to make decisions in the field. Get updates about rainfall, temperature, other expected weather conditions, equipment status, disease/pest outbreaks, crop reports, etc.
Using mobile apps, farmers can access current commodity pricing information for their crops. This allows you to skip the middleman to connect with exporters/buyers and get the best possible price for your yields. You can also use this information to make informed decisions about which crops you want to plant for the most profits.
Ultimately, farming is a business. Smartphones are a useful business tool for farmers to help keep their operation running efficiently. Use your phone to track and organize financial information, more easily communicate with employees, buyers, and suppliers, calculate payroll, and perform other administrative tasks.
Your smartphone won’t be much use to you in the field if you can’t get a signal. Fortunately, L&M Manufacturing has just the thing to help—cellphone signal boosters! The powerful weBoost Signal Booster or Wilson boosters will find the signal from nearby cell service towers and amplify it, so you can stay in touch and up to date on the job.
For more information about our cellphone boosters or other mobile solutions, call 800-676-3747 today to speak with one of our experts!