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September Update: Connect fields to your weather stations

A new version of the FieldSense app has just been released. Connect your fields with your weather stations and get field-specific weather data and analyses. Moreover, display gusts of wind in the app - and more.

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A new version of the FieldSense app has just been released. The changes are, as always, based on the feedback that we receive from our users, and this version introduces a few new features that have been greatly requested.

The main purpose of the update is to introduce the possibility of connecting your fields to your weather stations. This allows you to receive various field-specific analysis based on the field-specific weather conditions.

Read on to learn what this means and how you access and use the new features.

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How to set up field-specific weather analysis

Receive weather analyses for each of your fields and for different crop types. Follow the below guide to set it up!

Step 1:
Connect fields to a weather station

Connecting your nearby fields to a weather station will allow you to receive field-specific analyses. Fields can be connected on mobile and in your browser.

Mobile: How to

  1. Select Weather.
  2. Tap the weather station you wish to connect fields to.
  3. In the top-right corner, tap the Settings-icon, and select Connect fields.
  4. Tap the fields you wish to connect.

Web: How to

  1. Click Weather in the top left corner of the app.
  2. Show your weather station(s) by clicking the My Weather Stations slider.
  3. Click the Settings-icon on the weather station you wish to connect fields to.
  4. Click Connect fields.
  5. Locate and select the fields you wish to connect.

Fields on the map are color-coded as such:

  • Grey means the field can be connected to the weather station.
  • Teal means the field is connected to another weather station.
  • Dark blue means the field is already connected to the weather station.
  • Green means the field has been chosen and is about to be connected.
Step 2:
Changing a connected field to a different weather station

You can change a field’s designated weather station on mobile and in your browser.

Mobile: How to

  1. Select Weather.
  2. In the top center position, tap Fields.
  3. Select the field you wish to change. This opens up the detailed window.
  4. Tap the Settings-icon in the top right corner.
  5. Choose the new weather station from the drop-down.

Web: How to

  1. In the app, locate the field you wish to change.
  2. Click the field. This opens a window where you can click Settings.
  3. Choose the new weather station from the drop-down.
Step 3a:
Assign crop type and sowing date to a field

You can change your fields’ crop type and sowing dates on mobile and in your browser.

Mobile: How to

  1. Select Weather.
  2. In the top center position, tap Fields.
  3. Select the field you wish to change. This opens up the detailed window.
  4. Tap the Settings-icon in the top right corner.
  5. Select the Seasons bar.
  6. Insert crop type and sowing date.

Web: How to

  1. Locate the field you wish to change.
  2. Click the field. This opens a window where you can click Settings.
  3. Click the Seasons bar.
  4. Insert crop type and sowing date.
Step 3b:
Assign crop type and sowing date to multiple fields at once

You can also assign crop type and sowing date to multiple fields at once to speed up things:

Mobile: How to

  1. Select Weather.
  2. In the top center position, click Fields.
  3. Tap the three dots (ellipsis) in the top right corner.
  4. Select Edit crops.
  5. Select the fields you wish to change and assign the crop types and sowing dates.

Web: How to

  1. Click Fields in the top left corner.
  2. Click Edit crops in the drop-down.
  3. Select the fields you wish to change and assign the proper crop types and sowing dates.
Users who do not have assigned fields can automatically import them through their VAT-number (only in Denmark)

Farmers who have not yet assigned fields to their FieldSense-account can automatically assign their fields using their VAT-number.

If you have not assigned any fields to your account you will be met by a pop-up the next time you log onto your account – on mobile and web.

Simply click the pop-up and your fields will automatically be imported from official, national records.

If the records are not entirely correct, you can make corrections (add and delete fields) via the FieldSense browser-app.

Step 4:
Receive field-specific weather data and analysis

When you have connected your fields with your weather stations, you can begin receiving field-specific weather data and analysis.

This can only be accessed on mobile:

  1. Open the app and select Weather.
  2. In the center top position, tap Fields.
  3. Select the field you wish to inspect.
  4. This brings up the detailed view of the inspected field:

The top section shows when the latest weather measurement is taken as well as four weather data parameters:

  • Air temperature.
  • Average wind speed.
  • Accumulated precipitation for the latest hour.
  • Latest relative air humidity.

The middle section presents the sowing- and pest analysis, that are relevant for the chosen field. Tap Details next to each analysis to get more details about the analysis.

The bottom section shows the Season weather, and is a summary of the weather conditions since the crops were sown on the field.

This field-specific detailed view introduces a few new icons. Press the question mark ? icon in the top right corner to see their explanations.

Step 5:
Get an overview of field-specific analysis on the map

You can now get a quick overview of the various weather analyses on the map with a color-coding indicating how urgent it is (green, yellow, red):

  1. Open the app and tap Weather.
  2. In the center top position, click Fields.
  3. Locate your fields.
  4. Click the map layer icon to assign the analysis you wish to be presented.
Step 6:
Edit the starting date for your weather station growth season

This allows you to set the proper date for pest analysis to begin accumulating data, and can only be set for spring barley. This is performed on mobile:

  1. Open the app and tap Weather.
  2. Select the weather station you wish to edit the date for.
  3. In the bottom navigation bar, tap Analysis.
  4. Click the Spring Barley icon.
  5. In the top right corner, click the Settings icon and set the new start date.

Changes to weather station list

In the initial menu, Weather stations has been changed to Weather.

Weather now has a bottom navigation bar, where you can switch between List and Map.

  • List lists your various weather stations and show their data.
  • Map shows your weather stations on a map.

Wind gusts have been added

Wind gusts have been added to the existing wind speed measurement. They are the maximum wind speed measured within the time period and are represented as light-grey ‘shadows’ of the average wind speed.

 

Thank you for reading.
We hope that you enjoy the new features and improvements. As always, please reach out to us if you have feedback or questions.

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