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GreenThumb app for tracking field tasks: 3rd Place award @ #AppsForAg Hackathon

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Happy to report we participated as Team GreenThumb at the 2nd AppsForAg‬ hackathon, and received the 3rd place award — maybe third time will be the charm, so look out for us at the upcoming 3rd AppsForAg hackathon in March (if we don’t release a product before then 🙂

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Team GreenThumb (from L: Tom Bowen, Justin Bowen, Sandeep Giri, Justin Dutra) with AppForAg event organizer Patrick Dosier on far left
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Screenshot: a Grower’s view of the app showing various tasks (apply fertilizer/pesticides, take soil/tissue samples, irrigation, etc) over their field map
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Team GreenThumb hard at work at a steakhouse

Our hackathon project GreenThumb was a mobile app to assign and verify common field tasks like applying fertilizers/pesticides, soil/tissue sampling, irrigation, etc, and build a database of these events to enable historical data analytics. This significantly improves communication among crop advisors, growers, and foremen, re-inforces safety/security requirements, and improves productivity by cutting down hours for record-keeping, while enabling field-level analytics for increasing yield.

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