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Apps, Mobile and Digital Content

SIFSS screenshot (c) James Hutton Institute
  • SOCiT soil carbon app
    The SOCiT iOS app allows users to quickly get a measure of soil organic matter at a site by simply digging a small hole and taking a photograph of the soil with a small colour correction card in shot (cards can be supplied free on request). More information can be found on the SOCiT page.
  • Soil Information for Scottish Soils (SIFSS)
    The SIFSS iOS app allows a user to find out more about the soil type and some of its properties based on their location. The app covers almost 600 cultivated and uncultivated soil types across Scotland. On the SIFSS webpage you can also query the database based on a postcode, a grid reference, or using the interactive viewer.
  • Soil Erosion Scotland
    The Soil Erosion Scotland app (available for iOS and Android) helps users to understand and identify different types of soil erosion and makes it possible to contribute user-generated records and images, which are then added to a shared map of sites of recorded erosion. The iOS app also includes a map of modelled soil erosion risk and the National Soil Map of Scotland.
  • PotatoSize
    It is fundamental for farmers to know when to halt potato crop growth to achieve optimal tuber size for market and so maximize profits. PotatoSize™ is a mobile app which seeks to provide a cheap and rapid solution for farmers to count and measure a crop sample by using cutting-edge image analysis techniques.
  • Buntata
    Buntata is a free Android app to help potato growers identify plant pests and diseases in the field. Through downloadable datasets, the app helps identify potato pests and diseases easily and suggests further resources for growers to consult if they want to confirm the diagnosis.


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