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Farm management layers

What is a management layer?

Each field’s information is organized in layers, which allow you to register and georeference activities and data analysis carried out in the field. Currently, Farm 360 supports the following types of layers:

 

Productivity Maps

The Productivity Map classifies productive zones (from low to high productivity)  within a field. It’s generated by analyzing, combining and processing different dates of NDVI images (Green Index) and summarizes results in a single productivity layer that allows to implement site specific management.

Knowing the precise location of the productivity classes and their area facilitates the generation of variable planting or fertilization prescriptions. In addition, having the productivity map is useful to evaluate the behavior of the environments and allows making the necessary adjustments for each campaign to reduce costs and optimize inputs and operations.

In the left pane, select the productivity option

1. In the lower left panel, you have the option to choose the productivity layers you want to view, select by activating the view button.

2. By clicking on the different polygons, you can consult information such as the area of the polygon and NDVI statistics.

In Farm 360 you can obtain your Productivity Map report, to know how to generate it, see the following article: Productivity Map Report.

Field Visits

The Field Visits layer presents the information collected during field visits. This allows you to compare different field visits and share the information collected with the entire work team.

To be able to view the field visit, follow these steps:

1. Select in the left panel the option ‘Field Visits’.

2. In the lower left margin, the imported Visits will appear, select the one you want to view.

3. In the  map, you can see the points where information was captured, and by clicking on each point you can access its data.

For more information about Field Visits you can  go to the following related articles: uses of Field Visits, collect field dat and send maps to Farm 360 App, and Import Field Visits into Farm 360

Environmental Zones (e-Zones) Map

The environmental Zones (e-Zones) layer is used to represent the variability within the field, according to a user-defined criteria. For example, it can be based on topographic characteristics, physical or chemical characteristics, or other criteria that the field manager would like to consider for further analysis.

To view the e-zones, follow these steps:

1. On the left menu, Click on the type of layer: ‘e-Zones’.

2. Next, the e-zone previously created or imported in Farm 360 will be displayed in the lower left margin.

3. Select the e-zone layer you want to view.

4. Click on the e-zone polygon to see related data and its area

Prescription Map

The Prescription map  represents the distribution of the variable rates to be applied, for seed, fertilizer or other crop inputs, in each field.

To view the prescription maps, follow these steps:

1. on the left menu Click on the ‘Prescription’ layers group.

2. Next, the prescriptions previously created or imported in Farm 360 will be displayed in the lower left margin.

3. Select the prescription you want to view.

4. Click on the environments to see the related data, such as input, rate, or polygon area.

To see how to generate a Prescription Map report, see the following article: Prescription Report.

Yield Map

Yield maps represent various crop data at harvest time, for instance average yield, grain moisture, or machine speed are some of the data you will find. They are very important when carrying out an analysis of the crop season, to be able to identify the variability of areas with higher or lower performance and to understand the variables behind high performance areas, to improve practices.

To view the yield maps, follow these steps:

1. On the left bar, click on the option ‘Yield’.

2. The available yield maps will then be displayed in the lower left margin.

3. Select the map that you want to view.

In Farm 360 you can  generate a Yield Map reporte, see the following article: Yield Report.

Application

The application map represents the distribution of the input applied within the field. Sowing and fertilization are considered as applications, and they can be variable to optimize inputs and achieve higher yields depending on the productivity and situation of the field.

To view the maps, follow these steps:

1. Click on the ‘Application’ option.

2. Next, the available application maps will be displayed in the lower left margin.

3. Select the map you want to view.

4. In the lower right margin find the symbology and create your own!

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