Australian farmers get their own phone app

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Australian farmers get their own phone app

A new iPhone app lets farmers check a database of 10,500 chemicals approved for use in Australia.

 

How many iPhones are in the hands of Australian farmers? We don't know, but it's a good question considering a "world-first" iPhone app has arrived for them.

The app let’s farmers check to see whether chemicals they want to use are approved for use in Australia. An example given is a farmer looking for a registered chemical they can use to treat insects. It also tells them the active constituents in the chemical, the pack size and tells them if chemicals have been cancelled. Users have access to a list of 10,500 chemicals.

The app is called APVMA, and comes from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). 

A version for Android phones is coming.

 

The APVMA app

 

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