When creating an assessment in the Analytics tool for a sustainability project, it is important to record the correct field management practice for your operation. Sometimes that includes creating a Custom Crop Rotation to match your operation. This guide will walk you through how to easily create your own custom crop rotation.
While creating an assessment, under the Field Management tab there will be many preset crop rotation options provided by the NRCS. Creating a custom crop rotation can be done while creating an Assessment or before getting started under the Create Crop Rotation on the left side.
The list of crop rotations is pre-filtered to the crop on the assessment, but can be filtered more using the CMZ (Crop Management Zone) and/or Tillage practice filters.
If you are not familiar with the CMZ, you can use the CMZ Map, located in the lower right, to identify your area.
After filtering, scroll through the list to identify a rotation that matches yours. Select on the name to view the details with that preset operation. If a rotation can not be found that matches yours, use the Copy & Edit function to modify one to match your operation.
A new tab will open in the browser to modify the rotation. Be sure to name the new crop rotation so it can easily be found later. Use the +Add Operation to add any additional task on a field or the red X to remove any that do not match your operation.
Selecting +Add Operation will open a new menu to choose from hundreds of practices that can be searched. Multiple operations can be added at the same time by selecting the check box next to each one.
After adding the additional operations, you will be prompted to add the Year, Month and Day for each one. The list will resort by date after completing. Once all operations are added and the dates are set, select the Save in the lower right.
The new custom crop rotation will now appear in under the My Crop Rotations tab on the Analytics website. Navigate back to the Create Assessment tab to continue completing the assessment.
Use the Reload button in the upper right to pull in the newly created crop rotation. Custom rotations will appear at the top of the list. Select the correct one and click Next to progress on in the assessment.
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