Make sure your fields are fully configured and activatedWhen the field’s status is Active, recommendations for all configured zones will run automatically on a daily basis. Zones have a checkmark next to them when they are fully configured.
Double check that existing nitrogen, manure, and irrigation applications are entered and correctAdapt-N factors in mineralization, uptake, loss, and other impacts of these applications when making an in-season nitrogen recommendation. So, it’s important that they are entered as correctly as possible. There are multiple ways to add applications, either to a single zone, to multiple zones, to an entire field, or to multiple fields at once: If you need to delete applications across an entire field, view this help article.
Turn on and manage Nitrogen Alerts, to get notification when recommendations cross a thresholdEach user can have their own N-Alert preferences, enabling them to receive emails and/or text messages when a zone’s current recommendation crosses a threshold set at the Grower Account level. View this article for instructions on how to manage N-Alerts. Click Settings -> My Profile to manage your alerts, or for users with access to the Grower List, update a grower to change its alert threshold.
Update planting datesOften times a planting date is entered before the season starts. Don’t forget to update your planting dates based on when the crop actually went into the ground! There’s an easy way to do this across many fields at once:
- Click the Crop icon in the navigation bar
- Select the desired Grower Account
- Choose one or more fields on the right (or individual zones, if necessary)
- Enter the new planting date, leaving all other Crop inputs blank
As the season progresses, adjust expected yield upwards or downwards if you feel your original yield goals are no longer realistic.If you need assistance, contact us at email@example.com.
In anticipation of Planting 2016, Adapt-N is pleased to announce the immediate availability of many new features into the system.
The Configure Field tool is now available for all zone- and grid-based fieldsTo access, click Configure Field from the Fields & Zones page, either near the field name or from the Field menu. This tool lets users configure the entirety of the field on a layer-by-layer basis, incorporating spatial variability when desired, either by uploading a Shapefile, syncing with a source (such as agX or Agrian), or by manually entering data. The tool has also been updated to show a visualization of each layer. When each layer panel is open, the map at the top will show the current configuration of the field, and will update in real-time based on any changes made by the user.
- Round the rate for each selected product
- Raise or lower the entire recommendation by a percent or fixed amount
- Adjust each individual rate
- Dynamically view changes to the summary of the recommendation based on the changes
- View a PDF Summary report, automatically included with exported Shapefiles
agX Integration UpdatesWe’ve improved the agX experience through the following updates:
- the field import process has been streamlined to function much more quickly
- Management zones in agX can now be used to automatically create zones in Adapt-N. Yield Goals on Management Zones in agX can also be automatically used to set variable yield goals in Adapt-N.
- A bulk import tab is now available, letting you import many fields at once
- The soil organic matter sync now goes back 5 seasons, and also automatically sets sample depth in addition to SOM percent
Crop multi-zone edit application now more flexibleThe Crop multi-zone/multi-field application is much easier to use now, since the values on it have become optional. This lets users change one or more crop parameters across many fields at once without overwriting other existing crop parameters already set on those zones. For example, you can now set the planting date across many zones without overwriting yield data. The Previous Crop options have been adjusted to be clearer with respect to forage-sod crops. Users can also move between multi-zone editing sections using the new menu at the top of the screen.
Expanded Service TerritoryAdapt-N is now available for use in an expanded service territory. The system has been calibrated and deployed for use in the following new states for 2016:
Jim Budzynski, Bruce Knight, Ed Schafer, and Rick Tolman form new agriculture council with Agronomic Technology CorpAgronomic Technology Corp (ATC) today announced the launch of its Agronomic Advisory Council, focused on using big data and science-driven technologies to drive profitable sustainability on the farm.
Welcome to Adapt-N for the 2016 crop season! This represents Adapt-N’s 6th season offering site-specific, weather-adjusted, scientifically-based nitrogen recommendations. As in prior years, we’ve made a number of improvements to the science behind Adapt-N, as well as to the interface and software capabilities of the tool. Below are a few highlights. As usual, do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance. Have a great season!
Nick Meier: “In 2013, the tool warned that much of the fall-applied N had been lost to rain, and Nick should adjust his sidedress rate upward by 30 lb/ac. The higher rate yielded 14 more bu/ac and +$57/ac profit.”
Ken Humpal: “It also helps him track the retention or loss of nitrogen from manure applications, for purposes of nutrient management planning and regulation compliance.”