Monthly Archives: October 2015

Classmates’ crop-scouting app makes mark in the ag tech world

DECATUR – What started as an assignment for three Iowa State University students has become a business that serves farmers working over 4 million acres from North Dakota to Ohio. Michael Koenig, Holden Nyhus and Stuart McCulloh were studying agriculture education with the expectation of becoming ag teachers.

Their class project involved creating a unique business plan and they decided to find a way, using technology, to allow farmers or crop scouts to identify and map pest problems faster and easier. Their ScoutPro apps were born to identify weeds and pests in the field using an iPad instead of lugging heavy books.