Tips to Making Your Harvest Data Deliver

Sep 30, 2019


Adapted from “Pre-Harvest Tips: How to Make Your Harvest Data Deliver”
By Brad Roberts, Global Product Marketing Manager, The Climate Corporation
 
Once harvest hits, you don’t want to miss a minute of the data that enables you to see the results of all your hard work. Whether you’re in the middle of combining or still pre-harvest, below are some tips to ensure your data collection is at top performance.
 

UPDATE FIELDS AND FIELDVIEW™

  • Update FieldView on all devices
  • Review field boundaries
 
Save Yourself from Troubleshooting in the Field
You’re running the combine and everything is going great. All of a sudden, you look over at your tablet and see an error message. Something like this can happen for a number of reasons, but a great catch-all is to make sure you’re running the latest version of the FieldView Cab app on your tablet and phone.  
 
Double-Check Field Boundaries
You know your fields backwards and forwards. But when it comes to mapping fields in FieldView, you may have included things like treelines or ditches that can lead to inaccurate harvest results. You can correct this by going through your field boundaries on Climate.com and excluding areas without planted crops. 
 
 
GET YOUR DATA READY FOR GO TIME
  • Upload Planting Data
  • Cloud Sync Data to FieldView Cap App
  • Fix/Clean Up Hybrid Names
 
Ensure All Your Data is Accessible During Harvest
Once harvest hits, you don’t want to miss a minute of the data that enables you to see the results of all your hard work. If you didn’t collect planting data with the FieldView™ Drive or a Precision Planting 20/20 SeedSense® monitor, you’ll want to upload planting data from last Spring ahead of harvest so you’re ready to visualize harvest data in real-time and quickly analyze crop performance. Also, make sure you have cloud sync enabled in your FieldView Cab app (go to Settings to check), and tap “Cloud Sync” from the home screen of the FieldView Cab app. This will keep all your maps updated throughout harvest. 
 
Improve the Accuracy of Your Yield Analytics
It’s always helpful to double check or what we like to call “clean” your data. Think of this as spell check for data collection. When using data inbox to upload data manually, you can fix data before you add it to your FieldView account.
You can also fix data once it’s already in your account. Check your seed hybrid or variety names, treatments, applications and prescriptions. Each hybrid and variety name should be consistent. Keep it simple by labeling it as what’s on the seed bag. If you label it something like “Hybrid A,” or name one hybrid many different ways, you may have trouble later recalling exactly which hybrid you were referring to. 
 
 
GET A STEP AHEAD OF EQUIPMENT SET UP
  • Install FieldView Drive or Check
  • Connect Precision Planting 20/20 YieldSense Monitor to FieldView
  • Calibrate Your Yield Monitor
 
Collect Data Automatically
A fast, easy and accurate way to get your data into your account is with the FieldView Drive. See if your equipment is compatible by using our digital compatibility checker or compatibility guides. If you’re already using the Drive, now is also a great time to confirm that it can pair to your iPad while connected to your combine. Or, if you’re using a Precision Planting 20/20 YieldSense monitor, ensure that is properly connected to FieldView.
 
Calibrate Your Yield Monitor for Harvest
How long has it been since you calibrated your yield monitor? Even if you just calibrated it during growing season, it still needs to be recalibrated for harvest. Changing monitor components and crops and even fluctuations in grain moisture and density are all factors in yield monitor calibration. Recalibrating is key to improving the accuracy of your harvest data. Consult your monitor’s manual or contact the manufacturer for help. 
 
If you need further assistance, contact your local Co-op agronomists or the FieldView Customer Support team.

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