Much of this time of year right before planting (in most regions) is spent making sure that things are ready to go. Customers are checking equipment, product supply, field conditions and so much more. The same concept can be applied to the FBN digital account as farmers prepare for a season of capturing different sets of data and utilizing tools at their disposal as part of the free FBN membership. We’ve previously talked through the importance of setting up the season by adding fields/boundaries, uploading seed labels and invoices and we even discussed the great weather tracking resources in member accounts. This week’s highlight is about how members can identify other practices that they implement across their fields. Things like irrigation, tillage, cover crops and nitrogen use (which is becoming ever more important to track).
The My Practices feature within an account will enable farmers to identify these practices across all their fields. And then this information is put to work by helping to segment the data within the tools and reports available. One of the best uses of this feature is to identify irrigated or non irrigated fields. This makes the analysis of yield performance at the end of the season much easier by providing the ability to filter data based on this one practice. It may seem like a no-brainer to offer this ability to identify irrigated acres, but it’s something that not a lot of other digital platforms enable. It’s fairly unique to the FBN account.
- Watch the My Practices Demo
If you do not have the free FBN app on your smartphone or tablet, you can download it using the links below…
There’s no reason not to have the FBN app…
Also, here are just a few popular features that are included in the FBN app… all of this comes from a free app download that only requires that you have a free account… it wasn’t that long ago that we charged $700 annually to setup an account –but it’s totally free now!
- Satellite Imagery
- Precision Maps
- Grain Marketing
- FBN Community
- Shop Crop Inputs
- Purchase Chemicals & Seed
- Scouting Notes & Records
- Precision Data Integration
Questions or Comments?