As you ready for spring planting and spraying, add a new tool to your arsenal: a tankmix app to help manage mix formulas and record what's going on which field and when. Precision Laboratories has launched Mix Tank 2.0, a "complete spray management tool," says Rick Wohlner, president of the company. "We launched 1.0 a year ago and have had over 7,000 downloads. The new version is simple, fast and it works."

Mix Tank 2.0 includes all the features of 1.0, along with 10 major enhancements, including availability for the android market. As with the first version, the second version includes a database of over 900 crop protection products and mixing orders can contain up to 19 products. Mix recipes can be saved for future use, and can be emailed. The new version also includes spray logs and weather integration.

"The spray logs use the device GPS and record latitude and longitude coordinates," says Dan Ori, marketing specialist, Precision Laboratories. "When 'start spraying' is selected, users can manage spray time with a stopwatch feature. Alerts are built in to remind users that spray log time is running. When spraying complete, notes section available to include usage rates, field conditions, etc."

The weather integration feature logs weather conditions when spraying. Every time a log is started, weather data is captured. The feature costs $5.99, a one-time fee.

Sharing is also incorporated into the Mix Tank 2.0 app. "Sharing isn't important just for compliance, but needs to be easy," says Ori. "All details from spray log can be embedded into email."

The app was specifically developed with data usage in mind, and is small in size. Data is stored in the app, and no internet connection is needed for the app to function. For more information, go to www.mixtankapp.com.