I received this message on the SmartIrrigation apps from Dr. George Vellidis of UGA at Tifton. If you are in Georgia and use the SmartIrrigation apps in your production, you will want to get the updated apps as discussed below. Note that only the Corn, Cotton, and Soybean apps are affected by this update at this time.

The SmartIrrigation Corn, Cotton, and Soybean Apps have been incorporated into the new SmartIrrigation CropFit App. The CropFit App maintains all the functionalities of the original apps and adds new functionalities which should make irrigation scheduling more efficient. For example, you can now delineate the perimeter of your field by dropping pins and the CropFit App will extract your field’s soil properties directly from the USDA NRCS Soil Survey – no more guessing about your field’s soil type.

We plan to terminate the SmartIrrigation Corn, Cotton, and Soybean Apps by June 2024.

Please download the SmartIrrigation CropFit App from the app stores before the growing season begins. Your account and all your current and past fields from the standalone SmartIrrigation apps are automatically available in the SmartIrrigation CropFit App if you login with the same credentials. The links to install SmartIrrigation CropFit on iOS and Android devices are listed below. You can also search for it in the App Store or Play Store as “SmartIrrigation CropFit”.

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/smartirrigation-cropfit/id1570486171

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.austn.si.cropfit

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us –yiorgos@uga.edu.

Irrigation at work on the UGA Tifton Campus. It is May 23 and has been a couple of weeks since South Georgia has received substantial rainfall. With little to no rain in the forecast, farmers are utilizing irrigation to water their crops.