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Harvest season is already underway in many locations and NAU Country's flagship farmer tool Field Insights™ has the technology to help along the way.

Field Insights’ map features and data options have grown to become a useful tool in the field for many farmers. Let's take a look at the updated Field Conditions and Crop Growth & Harvest tools that will directly aid your farmers this fall!

New! Updated Map Components

Our Map Components feature provides helpful data for your farmers' fields but does not rely solely on the map to relay that information. You and your farmers can access the map components data by clicking on a Field Card or by clicking on a field shown within the map. Once a field is selected, click on the “Select a Component” tab and choose an option from the drop-down menu. Let’s review the updated elements in more detail. 

Note: Click on the “question mark” icon FieldInsights_QuestionMarkIcon-PopUpWindow to view a popup window with full definitions of each layer.

What's new / updated? 

Field Conditions - There are three data options to choose from. The Current Conditions component is the first in the list and provides the following information:
  • Current Conditions - Consists of two separate tabs, Current and Planting Conditions
    • Current tab
      • “Now” - Current general weather conditionsAgent-FI-FieldConditions-CurrentConditions-COMPUTER
        • Temperatures, Cloud Cover
        • Average Wind Speed and Direction
        • Precip. chance - Chance of precipitation shown as a percentage
      • Precipitation - Estimated amount of precipitation accumulated in inches Today
        • Last 24 Hours
        • 90 Days (Historical Data)
        • Year to Date (YTD)
      • Soil Accessibility – You or your farmer may update the Accessibility status by clicking on the status button and manually selecting "Good, Marginal, or Poor". Field Insights will learn from this manually entered data, which allows for more accurate data in the future
        • Soil Surface Temp. - Estimated soil temperature in Fahrenheit
        • Soil Moisture Content – Measured in centimeters and inches
          • 0-10 cm | 0-3.75 in
          • 0-200 cm | 0-74.75 in
    • Planting Conditions tab
      • Displays up to 96 hours of Hourly and Daily Field data in a colorful chart with a helpful color-coded legend. Will show seven total days in the forecast
        • Hourly Field Accessibility
        • Daily Field Accessibility
        • Hourly Canopy Wetness (Coming Soon!)
        • Daily Canopy Wetness (Coming Soon!)
      • Expand either the Field Accessibility or Canopy Wetness displays by clicking on the Agent-FI-FieldConditions-PlantingConditions-Expandbutton icon (Coming Soon!)
      • Print the forecast by clicking on the printer icon Agent-FI-FieldConditions-PlantingConditionsFIELDACCESSONLY-COMPUTER

       

  • 10 Day Forecast - (Update Coming Soon!) The current 10 Day Forecast shows a graphical forecast for the next ten days as well as a chart that visually shows a Field Accessibility forecast

     

  • Planting Conditions - New look! Displays up to 96 hours of Hourly and Daily Field data in a colorful chart with a helpful color-coded legend
    • Hourly Field Accessibility
    • Daily Field Accessibility
    • Hourly Canopy Wetness (Coming Soon!)
    • Daily Canopy Wetness (Coming Soon!)
    • Expand either the Field Accessibility or Canopy Wetness displays by clicking on the Agent-FI-FieldConditions-PlantingConditions-Expandbutton icon (Coming Soon!) 
    • Print the forecast by clicking on the printer icon

Crop Growth & Harvest - Now all in one place! The growth models combine user-provided information and professional weather data to provide past, current, and projected plant growth stage information. If your farmer has set up their properties for a specific field, the crop type, acreage area, plant date, and diversity type (if applicable) it will appear in a drop-down menu at the top of the chart. If there are multiple crops within one field that acreage has been reported within the Field Properties, you can select which acreage line you wish to view growth and harvest data

  • Growth Chart tabAgent-FI-FieldConditions-CropGrowth-HarvestAdvisor-ZOOMonly
    • Includes a growth model chart to view the projected development of the planted crop based on the planting date and growing degree days 
    • An option to click on a growth stage link brings you to the Growth Data Grid tab
  • Growth Data Grid tab
    • Growth stages are listed with manual entry available for farmers to correct the forecast dates. If a farmer clicks the Growth Stage Time column and selects a different date than listed from the forecast for that field’s crop, an Observed Observed icon icon will appear
  • Harvest Advisor: In Field Dry Down tab
    • This component helps users determine whether they are able to obtain a crop moisture percentage that is favorable to storing crops infield. This component's accuracy is improved by consuming grain moisture tests
    • Enter in the desired target moisture percentage for the crop at harvest. 15.5% is default. Scroll through the line graph to view moisture content percentages for each date. A red dot will appear where target moisture is reached
    • Print the Harvest Advisor forecast by clicking on the printer icon

  

You already provide the excellent customer service your farmers deserve, now give them more, with Field Insights!

 

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