• The App Store

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Check out these cool Apps and tools developed by ARS scientists in collaboration with their external partners. This page provides external links to the apps; 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.

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What's in Your Soil?

Want to know what's in your soil? The Land-PKS App allows users to collect, store, interpret and share data via a smart phone or tablet.

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Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map helps gardeners and growers determine which plants are most likely to thrive in their region.

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FoodData Central

Want to know more about the ingredients in the food you eat? Check out FoodData Central for nutritional info on thousands of food products.

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U.S. National Arboretum App

Navigate the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum via a digital map and discover in real time what tours, events and gardens are available during your visit..

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