AgWired first introduced us to ScoutPro back in 2011 but the company has come a long way since then. ScoutPro co-founder Stuart McCulloh says the company started by three entrepreneurial Iowa State University students is now full service crop scouting program. At the recent Commodity Classic the company announced the apps are now a free download because, as McCulloh points out, everyone is scouting crops in some capacity.
“We’re all out there checking on what’s going on,” he says. “We’re getting kind of a mental picture of what needs to happen or what we need to be on the look out, so why not have something there that helps take a little bit better, a little more consistent notes. Why not have that iPad there to identify a disease that maybe you’re not familiar with or a weed that kind of popped up randomly and you’re not quite sure what it is. So really empowering growers to do scouting and take those scouting reports to whomever they want to use for their application needs.”
Listen to the full interview to hear more about the apps and the program: Interview with Stuart McCulloh, ScoutPro