A new weather data collection system for calculation of accumulated heat units is in place in every cotton-producing county in the state, and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering the first mobile application of such a program which can be easily downloaded to any mobile device for easy, convenient access. The new DD60 system automatically collects weather data from an Intercept Weather Station and uploads it to the mainframe computer every morning so that producers, agents, and consultants have access to the latest information needed for making termination decisions.
To visit the DD60 webpage from your computer,, click the following link: http://dd60.uaex.edu/default.asp. From this page, you will be able to access both former and updated DD60 information. To visit the updated page and link it to your mobile device, click the link that states: New option beginning August 17, 2011: DD60 accumulation using data from Intercept Weather Stations via the Arkansas Plant Board.
To create a permanent link to the page from your mobile device, scan the QR code on your computer screen from your smart phone’s code reader (instructions on downloading a QR code reader are available at the bottom of the page). Once the code is scanned, open the page in your browser and add it to your home screen. This will create an icon from which you can launch the DD60 program information. If you do not have a QR code scanning application, you may open the internet browser on your mobile device and visit the link above and add it to your home screen, creating the icon on your phone’s home screen.
This is what the process may look like from an iPhone:
Using a QR code reader:
Align the phone’s reader with the QR code on the computer screen. Follow the instructions above for saving to your home screen.
To save without using the code scanner: Open your phone’s internet browser and go the link listed above for the updated DD60 webpage.