Unfortunately farming has a poor safety record when compared to other sectors of the economy. Together we need to work on raising awareness and reducing the risk of harm. With this in mind here are our 4 tips for ways that you can help yourself and other people on the farm stay safe. 1. Stay … Continue reading Farm Safety: 4 tips to improve safety on farm with fieldmargin
Farm years is a key feature of fieldmargin which lets you view of cropping for past and upcoming years and separate your plans for next season’s work from what you are working on at the moment. You can also compare field inputs and farm data between years. Read on to learn how you can use … Continue reading Time to change your Farm Year to 2020 ✨
Willie Liebenberg works on a farm near Klipfontyn that grows Wheat, Barley and Canola. The farm also has paddocks for sheep and they run pivots in the summer. Willie has been farming for over 12 years and he has been using fieldmargin for almost two years for farm planning and annual records. “I have used … Continue reading “I really like using fieldmargin – being able to keep everything about the farm together and separated by year is really important” Willie Liebenberg, Klipfontyn, SA
Charl Botha is a livestock farmer near Britstown, South Africa. He farms 35,000 ha with 8,000 ewes and 200 cattle. He uses fieldmargin to record rainfall and monitor animal locations to track data and help manage the severe drought conditions. “We are currently struggling with a seven year drought, so sheep get moved from field to field a lot. I use fieldmargin to keep track of where all my sheep are and when they where moved between fields.”
Whatever the size of the task getting a plan in the diary is a start. Keeping an active to-do list means that you and your team can keep track of ongoing work. With fieldmargin it can also be used to automatically produce reports. In this guide we will introduce you to your activity list, describe … Continue reading Improving team work with a mobile to-do list
Farmers face more distractions than your average office workers - escaped cows, sudden storms, slug infestations... we could go on! Whatever the size of your operation the best way to manage your farm effectively is to have everyone on the same page. The unpredictable nature of farm work makes having an organised and active job sheet even more … Continue reading A job list accessible wherever you are – no need to type up completed job sheets ever again!
Daniel Jacobs is a commercial farmer of corn (mielies), sunflower and cover crops in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is in the process of migrating his farming technique from “no-till” farming to incorporate more regenerative farming practices. In addition, he is also commercially farms with a number of cattle breeds, such Santa Gertrudes, Bonsmara and Nguni … Continue reading “The app that farmers have been waiting for” Daniel Jacobs, commercial farmer of corn, sunflower and cover crops in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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 … Continue reading Getting started streamlining farm planning and reporting with Field Jobs
It’s been a busy summer for us over at fieldmargin HQ, we have been working on a set of new features to help you plan work that needs to be done, track the progress of it with your team, record when things have been done and analyse your data to help your decision making. You'll … Continue reading Introducing a more structured way to plan and track your work
Whatever the size of your herd, keeping tabs on your animal operation involves a lot of data. Recording field grazing history, amount of supplementary feed required and soil health are key to being able to identify pastures that are over or under used. Making the switch from paper and pen to fieldmargin app both saves time and increases … Continue reading Managing livestock with fieldmargin