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A Successful Spring Starts in the Winter: A Planning Season Checklist

September 26, 2022

Krista Russell
Customer Experience Advocate at Climate LLC.

“An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.”

— Dale Carnegie

Planning season is a time for preparation, organization, and reflection. But after a busy harvest season, strategizing for the upcoming year can feel overwhelming. Luckily, FieldView™ can equip you with knowledge and insights about past seasons’ performance all in one place, so you can easily turn your data into decisions that will position you for success come spring. Every good plan starts with a checklist. Here are some to-dos we recommend checking off for a productive planning season.

1 Upload Planting & Harvest Data

Before devising a plan for next season, let’s learn from the past. Start by uploading your planting and harvest data for an objective look at where you excelled, where to improve and why it all happened. Data transfer into FieldView happens automatically with FieldView™ Drive. But if you don’t have equipment compatible with FieldView Drive, no worries. You can manually upload historical field boundaries, planting, application, harvest and soil files via Data Inbox.

Graphic image of FieldvIew Drive

2 Analyze & Adjust Yield Data

After uploading data into FieldView, you can analyze field performance or use yield data to better understand seed performance by operation, field, and hybrid.

If necessary, yield data can be easily adjusted for more accurate results. Edit metrics like harvested acres, total wet weight, field moisture and more.


3 Create & Share Reports

By creating reports within FieldView, raw information becomes more digestible, trends start to emerge, and your next steps become clear. Your data becomes an even more powerful tool towards profitability when you can easily share reports with your agronomic partners.

Graphic image of report on an iPad being shared

4 Compare Critical Data with Side-by-Side Maps

Rather than making decisions based on results from someone else’s trials across the country, the data you collect for your fields is yours to learn from. With FieldView, it’s simple to visualize multiple data layers at once to see how inputs performed in specific environments. Select the data layers you want to view, such as hybrid and yield data, or compare uploaded soil test data to other map layers like Yield or Planting.

iPad screenshot of side-by-side prescription and hybrid maps

5 Download or Update the FieldView™ Cab app

Planning season is the perfect time to make sure your FieldView Cab app is updated and ready to go for planting season. Download or update the FieldView Cab app in the iOS App Store®. Ensure you’re updated to the most recent version. But you don’t need to know the exact number — just press the “Update” button. Don’t forget to update the FieldView Cab app on your tablet and your phone.

FieldView Cab app logo

6 Upload Soil Tests

Image of smartphone displaying an imported soil test

Soil tests can reveal valuable opportunities in a field, but some farmers may be deterred by the thought of how cumbersome testing has traditionally been. With FieldView, you can easily import Soil Tests data through the Data Inbox. This feature allows you to visualize organic matter (OM), cation-exchange capacity (CEC), potential of hydrogen (pH), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) and compare this information side-by-side with other data layers.

7 Create Custom Prescriptions with FieldView™ Seed Scripts

Finalizing planting plans? Let FieldView™ Seed Scripts help manage variability on your farm by creating accurate zones with hybrid-specific planting rates.

Developing precision application zones can be a hassle, but Automatic Zone Creation uses the satellite imagery from your FieldView account to generate precision management zones. You can even change the number of zones depending on how specific you want to get when entering the field in 2023. The tool also makes it easy to run what-if scenarios for fertility plans, allowing you to fine-tune how precise you want to get and what that might mean for your fertilizer bill in 2023.

Screenshot of prescription creation options on the FieldView Web.

Have Questions While You Prep? Climate Support Team Is Always Prepared.

Our Customer Support team is available to help you get connected, clean up your data, and prepare you for the year ahead. If you need to get into contact with the team, you’ve got options:

Call: 1-888-924-7475 - Press 1

Tweet: @fieldviewhelp


Tap the Help icon in both apps