Having good reports is important for farms of all sizes but it shouldn’t take hours of your time to achieve. With Field Jobs, keeping up-to-date and accurate records for your fields can be done in seconds from your phone or PC. Easy accessible data will help you build on success over time and understand methods to reduce input costs in future seasons.
Here’s some ideas of how this can help you on your farm:
- ☑️ A job list accessible wherever you are – no need to type up completed job sheets
- 🌾 Easily share with agronomists, team mates or advisers
- 🛒 Know the amount of product required for the season for streamlined ordering
- 📊 Review what you applied to your fields by year for costings
- 🔎 Save time preparing for inspections or audits – all your records up to date and safe in one place
- 🚨 Make sure you are within legal limits for input applications
Record and share work in seconds with field jobs
Adding jobs on your farm is as simple as 1, 2, 3.
- Name your job so you can easily find it on the activity list
- Attach the fields where the work is to be done (you can amend their areas for greater accuracy)
- Add any inputs required (this is optional) – just set the rate and totals will be calculated automatically based on the area of the job
You can also set a job type to help with reporting later on, tag people and set a due date to help with managing your work.
Also: here we have given the example of fertilisers since this is a common input on all farms.
What are inputs and how can I set them up?
You can use inputs for anything that you apply to your fields such as seed, manure, fertilisers, micro-nutrients or pesticides. Each input has a name, the unit that it is purchased or applied in and a type. The main categories we have set up are: fertilizer, seed, spray, other – these are used to organise your reports.
You can track up to 10 inputs per farm on our free plan or unlimited inputs on our Plus plan.
Track work to be done on your farm with ease
For each Field job you can set a due date and year as well as tagging teammates that are involved to help with managing your work. You and your team can view your Field jobs and Tasks on your Activity list. Jobs are ordered by due date and you can choose to filter to only view incomplete jobs or jobs that you have been tagged in. You can also view jobs for each field by tapping the field on the map and selecting the To-Do tab.
By tapping the jobs you can open it and view details. Use comments and farm chat to inform your team of any job details, add photographs and files.
Record when you complete jobs
When you mark a job as complete the date and time will be recorded, teammates that are tagged in the task will receive a notification and your reports will be updated.
Instantly produce powerful reports by field and for your whole farm
Every time you create a Field Job, your reports and history will be updated to help you monitor your operation. Changes will sync across all devices so you and your team can record and share information directly so you do not need to combine it all at the end of the day.
Don’t go over the limit – monitor use by field
Keep track of your field costs and product rates: as well as the overall amount applied. The total rate can be used to check if your planned application is within legal limits.
On mobile and web you can instantly view input summaries for each field on the go. You can choose to view totals of all jobs, completed jobs and uncompleted jobs.
Check inputs used or to be ordered for your farm
You can produce a whole farm input summary for your farm on our web app. Reports calculate your total inputs so you do not need to use a calculator or multiple spreadsheets.
Use reports to develop a comprehensive look into your farm’s current input uses and produce chemical records. You can view total inputs by years and choose to view the total inputs for jobs that have been completed or are on the To-Do list.
Field history: A timeline of what was done when
Using fieldmargin allows you to build up a history of what has been done on each field. Tap the History tab on a field to view a timeline of jobs and tasks that have been completed on it. Who completed it and when is automatically included for farm records or inspections. Tap the job to view details.
…… over time having more data in the same place will help you to build on success and understand methods to reduce input costs in future seasons. Keep an eye on your inbox over the coming weeks too – we will be sending you more inspiration of how you can use them.
Need help getting going? Find our support documents here.
We’d love to hear what you think! Let us know how field jobs and reports help you out. We are also always interested to hear what we can do to make managing your farm easier with fieldmargin.