- Prior to Creating a Fieldprint in Land.db
- Creating a FieldPrint and/or Cool Farm Tool Report
Prior to Creating a Fieldprint in Land.db
- User must have Full Control, Administrator, or Owner permissions to download the Land.db Client
- Farm/ Field Tree needs to be created in Land.db
- Boundaries need to be drawn with crops assigned to the fields
- Field data can be entered throughout the year in Land.db (applications, planting and harvest)
Complete Water Information in section in order to provide the necessary field information. Alternatively, water information can be entered directing into the Analytics site.
Crop Protection, Fertilizer, Irrigation and Planting applications can be entered on the Production > Applications tab within Land.db.
Info Tab: Enter the date, start/end times, and applicator.
Fields Tab: Select the Farms/Fields where the products were applied. The Farm Field Tree can be sorted by crop or filtered by tag as needed.
Products Tab: Choose products that were applied and the rate at which they were applied. After all the info is entered, either move forward to the Conditions Tab (to edit environmental conditions) or click the green Complete Application button in the bottom right of the screen.
Custom Fertilizers: If you do not see your fertilizer in the list while searching products, click the link to create your custom product.
The highlighted boxes below are required. If the fertilizer make-up is a liquid, the density is required. Density is not required for a dry fertilizer.
Two types of yield tickets can be entered: From Field and From Storage. The From Field tickets can be made to go to storage locations or can be sold right away. These tickets will also calculate the average yield/acre for your fields. A yield ticket for each field must be entered for each field submitted.
Storage/ Sale Locations: Click Add and type in the name of storage bins or sale locations and then click Type and choose Storage/ Sale.
From Field Loads
Fields Tab: By default, the Farm Field Tree is sorted by Crop, not by Farm. Be sure to drop down the tree and choose the specific Field for this load.
Loads Tab: Yield information can be entered as one ticket for the whole field or by multiple loads on a field.
One From Field ticket can be entered with multiple loads by clicking Add Load. (For example, title the From Field ticket as Home Field Load # and click Add Load for every truck load hauled from the Home Field.) Below shows that this ticket has several loads that came out of Home Field and went to different storage destinations on the same date.
The second option is to enter one load to record the gross bushels from the selected field. Additional information cells for the Production Contract & Pricing will be shown only after selecting a Sale Location.
Creating a FieldPrint and/or Cool Farm Tool Report
Accessing the Grower Analytics Website
To access the Grower Analytics site, go to the Analysis tab in Land.db and select the FieldPrint tab. Select the link in the center of the page to access the Grower Analytics site using Google Chrome or navigate directly to www.analytics.agconnections.com in Chrome.
After navigating to the Sustainability website, select on Login in the upper right corner. When on the login screen, use the same login used to log into Land.db.
Creating Your Assessment
After selecting the Create Assessment Now link the new Create Assessment page will load. Verify the name in the upper left matches the user logged in. Select the name in the upper right drop down menu for the database to create the assessment for.
To begin the assessment, select the crop year and the crop from which the assessment will be created. Also check or uncheck the type of assessment that is desired (Field to Market or Cool Farm Tool). Then click NEXT in the lower right corner of the screen to move to the next tab.
On the Crop Zones tab the Farm Field Tree will appear for the fields with the previously selected crop. Select the fields for the crop assessment that is being created. Then click NEXT.
On the Land.db tab the list of selected fields will display. Select either Expand All or select the drop down menu next to each field.
Once the fields are expanded, under each field name the Crop Protection Count, Fertilizer Count, and Seed Count are listed. This shows the number of applications associated with each field. If all categories have a green check mark or messages are confirmed, then move to the Fertilizer Products section, if there is an exclamation mark, return to Land.db and correct the identified error.
The Fertilizer Products section will list all fertilizers applied to the field. Next to each applied fertilizer is a drop down list to match the fertilizer type to the one in the list. If the fertilizer type is not found, select custom N-P205-K2O Blend. If the fertilizer contains nitrogen, then the percentage of nitrogen needs to be entered under the correct source of nitrogen on the right. The numbers should total the nitrogen makeup of the fertilizer. After selecting the fertilizer, many of the common fertilizers will populate the nitrogen sources automatically. Depending on screen resolution, you may have to scroll to the right to see Nitrogen sources.
Under the Crop Protection section, review the list of products applied to the field, review the timing and type of product used. Make changes where necessary using the drop down menus.
After reviewing the Crop Protection section, scroll down to the Seed Products section, confirm that the seed or seeds marked are the ones planted in this field, deselect any that were not and cover crop seed. Confirm whether or not a seed treatment was applied.
Next complete the Basic Irrigation Information section. If the Water information section was completed in Land.db, then review that the information is correct and move to the next section. If not, follow the next steps. If the field is not irrigated, then deselect the “Is this field irrigated?” question and move to the next sections. If the field is irrigated, continue to answer each question and move to the Primary Irrigation section. A secondary irrigation section will appear if “Both Surface Water and Deep Aquifer Groundwater” is selected. Answer the questions then move to the Yield section.
The Yield information pulls from Land.db. Review the data and confirm all is correct. The value is defaulted to the Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (FRIS) 2009 & 2013 values.
The harvested acres value defaults to 100%. If a user enters a value less than 100%, a question will appear asking the user why there is a difference. Please select one.
When this page is completed either select Save Draft or continue by selecting Next.
If you select Save Draft, your saved assessment will be found in the My Assessment page as a Draft. The Save Draft button will also be available at the bottom of Soil Characteristics, Crop Rotation, and Manual Data pages to save work and return later. The current tab must be completed to save the draft.
The Soil Characteristics tab will pull the soil details for each field. These are pulled automatically from the NRCS, after selecting a field, review the soil characteristics and make any necessary changes. Do this for each field in the list and select Next once completed.
The initial list of Crop Rotations will be filtered to the crop you have selected for the assessment. To narrow down the results more, search by crop, tillage and CMZ (Crop Management Zone) and a list of tillage management templates will appear.
The details of each template can be reviewed by clicking on the name. Choose the template that best fits the crop rotation tillage practices for this crop on your fields.
If you choose to customize the data captured on the screen per crop zone, you would select Customize Crop Zone. This will allow you to assign the Crop Rotation for each crop zone individually. This is also available at the bottom of the Manual Data Page.
A custom crop rotation template can be created using the copy and edit function next to each template if there is not an appropriate prepopulated one for the assessment being done. Pick a Crop Rotation Template closest to the crop rotation for this crop, select Copy & Edit. A new browser window will open.
A custom name for the new Crop Rotation Template can be created. The left column shows Operation Details and lists the operations from the selected template. New operations can be added, and ones not used can be removed. The date of each operation, the residue, and specific crop associated with the operation can be edited. When finished creating the new template, it can be added to the other crop zones selected for this assessment. Then click SAVE.
The Manual Data tab includes a series of questions on crop residue, land management, conservation, transport, drying, nutrients and carbon sequestration. Answer each question using the drop downs, free text, or true/false control buttons. Only items marked with an * are required fields. When completed, this can be applied to all crop zones or customized for each. Select Next to continue.
On the Summary tab, each section can be checked for accuracy or any errors. Each section has a drop down for each crop zone’s information. This can be reviewed before submitting.
After reviewing the Summary section and confirming all is correct, select Submit. A message will appear when it is successfully submitted.
To view submitted assessments, navigate to the left side of the screen and select My Assessments. By selecting an assessment, a list opens showing the assessments by field. A completed assessment will have a report and options to Edit & Resubmit, Re-Submit and Delete.
Selecting reports opens a window that shows the report for either Field to Market (FTM), or Cool Farm Tool (CFT). The reports can be downloaded and printed. Close the report by clicking the X in upper left corner.
You have completed your sustainability analysis.
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