Field Monitoring

We all know how important it is to track our crop’s performance over the season.  

The Field monitoring diaries page provides a view of all the diaries that have been submitted by your teams, letting you monitor the progress of your crops in the field.


Monitoring diaries are submitted via the mobile app but may be viewed and edited on the web.


Adding a field monitoring diary

 

This is only possible on mobile.

  • Select a plot from the search list. You can either submit field monitoring diary entries for fields with a plot set up in Inventories, or create a new field which will become an off platform lot. Off platform lots will not appear on the map but will still appear in Field Inventories.

  • Select the date of the diary entry; this will default to today's date as standard.

  • Enter the Primary growth stage; the options for this will depend on the crop that is set up in the plot.

  • A secondary growth stage may be added but is not compulsory.

  • Observations. These observations can be selected from the drop-down lists. This will then bring up a list of variables in the search bar for that observation. 

  • You will then either be prompted to enter a Value or a risk level of Low/Medium/High based on your observations. Multiple observations may be taken in one field monitoring diary.

  • Additional notes may be taken for your reference later.

  • Finally, there is the option to upload up to 5 images of the crop, either from your phone's camera or from the its gallery.

  • Once you have filled in as much information as possible, you will need to tap on save. You can go back to any diary later, either on mobile or on the web to view or edit it.



Below is the crop monitoring page from the web app, showing you a list of diaries that have been recorded. This is accessed from Monitor > Field Monitoring:




To find the diary you are interested in, you can filter by 

  • Date range

  • Reporter

  • Team

  • Farm 

  • Crop 

  • Variety 

  • Plot

  • Observation Variable

  • Risk Level


When you click on any diary entry, you can view the data that has been recorded, such as growth stages, observations, and crop images as shown below: 

This helps you monitor the crop progress, yield estimation, disease/defects, harvest date estimation and more!  Two key features of observations include:


  • Variable Each observation will have a variable and the recorded value. 

  • Crop images The crop monitoring diary map shows the exact location that the image was taken, as shown below:



  • If one image is taken, the pin will be for that image's geolocation

  • If multiple images are taken, a co-ordinated pin for each image geolocation will show

  • If no image is taken, the geolocation at the time of field monitoring diary submission will be shown


Editing Field Monitoring diary


Editing date: Now you can click on the Date box and edit the dates. 


Edit growth stages: You can click on the growth stages and edit them.


Once the date and growth stage is changed, click on the Save button at the bottom right corner of the page. 



Editing notes:


By clicking in the notes section of Field Monitoring diaries, they will become editable. You can make the box bigger by clicking in the bottom right hand corner of the notes box.




Once the comment is added, click on the Save button at the bottom right corner of the page. If a change has been made and notifications have been switched on, then users in your organisation will receive a notification that a change has been made.



Adding/removing images or attachments:

You can now add images or other attachments to the Field Monitoring diaries; to do so, click on “Upload a file” option:


Once the image is added, click on the Save button at the bottom right corner of the page:


Visibility rules


 A Field Monitoring diary will be visible to you if:


  • Your organisation created the diary
  • You own the plot
  • The diary was created by the owning organisation of a plot that is shared with your organisation
  • None of the above, but in networks, your organisation has been allowed “diary visibility” by the diary creator


Field monitoring does exactly what it says; it helps track your crop’s progress in the field. This gives you an extra pair of eyes on the ground and helps you make important decisions later in the season. 


Any questions? Please get in touch with our support team on support@kisanhub.com 


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