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This page provides external links to ARS mobile applications (Apps) and tools developed by ARS scientists or in collaboration with external partners. If you have issues downloading an App, please contact the App provider. Questions regarding a specific App's content should be directed to the ARS scientific contact.


Heat Stress App

A smartphone application that provides forecasts of weather conditions that can trigger heat stress in cattle. The App is primarily geared to livestock producers, but can be used by others.

ARS Scientific Contact: Tami Brown-Brandl, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebr., (402) 762-4279,

Free download from: Google Play (Android devices) | App Store (Apple devices) | Heat Stress Website


U.S. National Arboretum App

This mobile app will help visitors to ARS' U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., navigate the vast acreage of plants, gardens, and exhibits.

Scientific contact: Scott Aker, U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 245-4533,

Free download from: Google Play (Android devices) | App Store (Apple devices) | U.S. National Arboretum Website

The LandPKS App

The LandPKS (Land-Potential Knowledge System) mobile app provides information about local soils and climate. The information helps support better land management.

ARS Scientific Contact: Jeffery Herrick, ARS Range Management Research Unit, Las Cruces, NM, (575) 646-4842,

Free download from: LandPotential.orgGoogle Playstore, and the iTunes App Store (by searching "LandPKS.")