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Noble Research Institute releases ag calculators, utilities app

Posted Aug. 24, 2016

ARDMORE, Okla. — With continuous technology advancements, production agriculture is more efficient and mobile than ever before.

As part of Noble Research Institute's focus on advancing agriculture, the organization has released a new app called "Ag Tools." The app will provide agricultural producers and land managers with calculators and utilities to help crunch numbers and gain information when making management decisions. Calculation topics include beef cattle, grazing, wildlife and fisheries, pecan trees, sprayer calibration and fertilization.

"We wanted to create an app that would provide more information for farmers and ranchers, giving them the ability to make better-informed management decisions out in the field," said Bryan Nichols, Noble Research Institute livestock consultant. "We chose the calculators that best fit the common situations producers encounter on a daily basis."

The app is available for free download through the Apple (App Store direct link) and Android (Google Play direct link) app stores. The calculators are also available in a desktop version online at noble.org/ag/tools.

Calculators currently available in the app are:

  • Body Condition Score Change
  • Breeding Season
  • Calving Season
  • Frame Score
  • Lime Application
  • Pond Fish Stocking
  • Pearson Square Ration Balancing
  • Value of Gain

More calculators will be added in the future.


Noble Research Institute Ag Tools appThe Noble Research Institute has released a mobile calculator and utilities app to help agricultural producers crunch numbers and gain information when making management decisions.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator