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June 13, 2019 | By: | Agronomy,Technology

How To Use FieldView Beyond Planting.



By now you probably are familiar with Climate FieldView. You know it automatically records your planting and harvest data but FieldView is capable of so much more. Today I’m sharing a few ideas for how to use FieldView to your advantage this summer.

Tracking Sprayer Application

Did you know FieldView has the ability to map sprayer applications? To add a drive and an iPad to a sprayer is very similar to the installation used for planting operation. That makes it simple to get up and running. The sprayer mapping system records all the products you apply along with their individual rates and amounts. These amounts and tracking can then be put together into a PDF file to print for your record keeping.

Here’s a helpful video to walk you through the steps to get your sprayer set-up (reach out to me to determine if your system is compatible):

 

Imagery & Scouting

Utilize the imagery feature in FieldView  to determine where to focus your scouting efforts. FieldView’s “Field Health” is an exaggerated NDVI map that really shows the differences in a field, to give you direction for your first scouting efforts.

Here are the key features I recommend to capture, and share, when you scout to see what’s going on in a field:

  1. Pins: Drop a pin to call attention to something like a rock, weed patch, stress spots, etc. You can also add notes and pictures to further document the issue.
  2. Region tool: This tool allows you to hand draw, draw a polygon, or even select passes and save those areas as “regions”. These are areas to pay attention to and analyze after harvest. This is really valuable when you run tests like population, fertility or fungicide.

Both pins and regions can be seen by anyone you share your account with and are a good way to share problem spots with others in your operation or your crop consultants and seed partners.

Here’s a great video resource on how to use pins when you scout:

 

Climate FieldView is capable of so much more than just recording planting and harvest data. It is a powerful way to document applications and on farm tests in order to analyze them and determine yield difference at the end of the season. If you have been considering Climate FieldView and have more questions, or if you have questions about your existing account or compatibility call me at (701) 282-7476 or email nolan@petersonfarmsseed.com.

 

 

Nolan Berg, Precision Systems Agronomist

Nolan Berg

If you say “jump”, Nolan Berg won’t just ask “how high”… he’ll show you. Nolan pole vaulted for NDSU’s track team (his personal best is 16’ 2”), and his drive and determination carry over into his ever-evolving position as Precision Systems Agronomist. With a master’s degree in Plant Sciences and tenure as track team captain, Nolan is a great fit to lead our precision ag activities, work with zone creation and UAV imagery, and assist with the seed increase program for new genetics. In his downtime, Nolan enjoys hunting, mountain biking, running, and photography.

nolan@petersonfarmsseed.com

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