In crop production details there is also a tab called "Seasons".
Season represents a single vegetation period of a crop with a set of tasks that need to be performed (e.g. from maintenance, fertilizing, protection to harvesting). Each season is defined with three steps:
- Season name - a unique name of the agricultural season, e.g. Season 2018
- Start & end date – all activities of the season will be between these dates
- Status – season can be in Pending, In Progress or Finished status. Pending status is used for planning future seasons, in progress status for the current season, and a season is finished when all activities are done.
- Production type – depending on your production, you can choose conventional, organic or integrated production type
- Planting unit – planting unit can be pieces or weight (kg), whether you plant seedlings (fruit trees and some vegetables) or sow seeds (grain, arable crops, vegetables)
- Harvest unit - harvest unit can also be pieces or weight, whether you harvest fruits in kilograms and tons (fruit trees, grains, vegetables) or in pieces (balls of hay, vegetable transplants, salad)
- Season template – process template used as guidelines for tasks. If season template is selected when creating a season, it creates all tasks that need to be performed in that season, so you just have to follow them. You can also modify these tasks, delete those you don’t need and create new tasks that aren’t in the template, but you perform them. You can find season templates for over 100 crops in our Agrivi database.
For fruit crops, you can choose 3-4 stage templates, depending on the crop – New crop production, New crop production 1st year, New crop production 2nd year and Permanent crop. Which stage to choose, depends on crop age. If you establish your orchard for the first time, then a season template is New crop production. If it’s the first year of the newly planted orchard, season template is New crop production 1st year, but if it’s 2, 3 years or older, the template is Permanent crop.
For vegetable and arable crops, you can choose many stage templates, depending on the time of sowing/planting (spring or winter) and the previous crop, e.g. Spring crop after winter crop or Winter crop after winter crop.
For crops which have no season templates, choose template "-" and create your own tasks.
Note: Changing the stage template after the season is created is not possible. If you want to change the stage template, you'll have to delete this season and create a new one. If you delete the season, all tasks in this season will be deleted also.
Plan your season
- Expected yield– you should enter your expectations of how much you plan to produce per each crop/variety on the whole surface. This is important for self-organization to know what you can expect in the season
- Expected income– this is automatically calculated when an expected yield and unit price is entered
You can plan your season later, by clicking on the icon for planning the season in the season list.