Disclaimer: This article was published on the 13th of April in 2022 and may therefore not be 100% accurate in the future.
Did you know the AgreenaCarbon platform contains some tools that will help you set up field definitions & strategies more easily? You have the option to duplicate fields and use templates for setting up your field strategies.
Regardless of whether you have used these tools before or if they sound like a completely new thing, we invite you to read this short guide on how to take full advantage of the two functions.
Duplicating fields for an easier field definition
After creating a farm and a minimum of one field, you have the option to duplicate a field within the same farm. This will come in handy for the fields that you have managed in a similar way before entering the programme and which have similar soil characteristics.
You can duplicate a field in 2 easy ways:
Via the “My farms” page: access one of your farms, then click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner of a field and select “duplicate”:
On a field view, by choosing the “duplicate” option at the top of the page:
You will then be asked how many times you want to duplicate this field. To save time, we recommend you do that for all the similar fields (after double-checking that the data from the field definition is correct).
Next, click on one of your duplicated fields and start by editing its size and location (latitude & longitude) and renaming it so it’s easy for you to recognise the field later.
The next step is to go through the field definition form and update all the information so it is accurate for the field you’re working on. Once you are sure the data is correct, you can press the “save now” button, and then “submit now” (please note that the field definition data will be locked after this step, so double-check the accuracy of your inputs):
Using templates for field strategy
With the help of Agrovi, our agricultural advisory partners, we already made available three templates for creating field strategies. These are built around one main crop that farmers can choose to cultivate. The built-in templates cover spring barley, field beans, and winter wheat, and they are created taking into account the requirements of these 3 crops (e.g. fertiliser applications and crop protection).
To use an existing template, select one from the drop-down menu under “selected template” on the top of the field strategy form:
Once you chose your template, go through the form and change the data to mirror your own cultivation strategy as planned for that harvest year. You can switch between templates as many times as you need or change the data in the field strategy form, even after you pressed the “calculate potential” button.
Creating your own template
After you create a field strategy that you are happy with, you can save the data as a new template. You can do this with the built-in templates mentioned above after you updated them with your practices, or create your template from scratch.
First, make sure the data is correct, then save it using the “save” button on the bottom of the form. After that, you press the “create template” option at the top of the form:
Next, give a name to your new template, add a description for it, and press “create”.
Please note that a template cannot be edited later, just deleted. However, you are allowed to create as many templates as you need. You can see your list of templates and delete any of them by accessing the “templates” tab at the top of the page:
You can use your new template(s) on each field, just make sure that it fits your strategy for the following harvest year. If you are planning on a different approach than what you included in the template’s data, make the changes manually and press save. Then you can create another template if this strategy will be repeated in other fields.
Ultimately, the purpose of the “duplicate” and “templates” features is to make your activity on the platform faster and easier, so we encourage you to explore them as much as possible.
🌱 Did you know about these two functionalities of our platform? Or maybe you have some tips & tricks of your own that you would like to share with us and other Agreena farmers.
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