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Phone apps among new tech tools for cotton farmers

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Mobile Cotton could change the way cotton growers work. In the past the growers had to stand in a cotton field and take measurements, then consult spreadsheets and paper bulletins to determine if plant growth was on track, lagging or moving too fast. Now this could all chage as a wealth of information from University of Arizona research is only a few fingertip taps away for any grower with a smartphone or tablet.

Using the new mobile application, released in April, growers input a few parameters into their device, then receive real-time information about their crop’s growth. And the information is accessible from anywhere — the middle of a cotton field, the comfort of a living room or hundreds of miles away.

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