Once login X D Smart Farm Platform, click the main menu button (see red rectangle below), main menu will open.

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Click menu item (see red rectangle below), sub-menu will open.

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When entering data, fields with red star are mandatory fields , must have values.

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Fields with “lock” symbol are read-only fields.

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On each screen, “Save” button is located at the bottom-right-hand corner.

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After login XD Smart Farm Platform, please go to “Farm Setup” first, and enter data in “Accounts”, “Properties”, “Fields”, “Seeds” and “Chemicals”. And then continue with other operations.

Farm Activity and Produce Trace-ability

Farm Activity is an important part of X D Smart Farm Platform. After Fields, Chemical and Seeds are setup, enter Farm Activity becomes simple.

1.Go to Farm Operations >> Farm Activities, click “+ NEW”, add New Farm Activity.

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2.Then select Activity Type.

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3.Next step, click “+”, select planted fields.

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4.If Activity Type is Planting, for example, click “+”, select/add Seeds.

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5.Next step, click “+”, select/add Work Forces.

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6.To add attachment (for example, pictures), click Notes, and then click Attach button.

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7.All Farm Activity data will be recorded in Produce Traceability module, and form a data chain, so the produce traceability data can be retrieved via web services.

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Fertilizer Management

There are close relationships between crop yields and fertilizer applications. Inadequate use of fertilizers has negative effects on soil fertility. Over-using fertilizers is not only costly, but also creates soil health problems. With the help of computer modelling, applying fertilizers can be correlated to the target yield and be split according to the growing stage of the crop.

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X D Smart Farm Platform uses data from Crop Variety, Target Yield and Yield without Fertilizer, to calculate Nutrition Target Values. And then give advices on fertilizer applications.

Below are the steps of how to use X D Smart Farm Platform to manage fertilizing.

1.Enter data for Chemicals in Farm Setup module, please remember to fill in Nutrition Percentage values for the chemicals.

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2.Go to Expert System >> Fertilizer Management, add New Fertilizer Management. Planted Field, Yield Goal and Yield without Fertilizer are mandatory fields.

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3.After Save, X D Smart Farm Platform does the calculation and gives target values of N,P,K.

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4.And then select Fertilizers, after Save X D Smart Farm Platform will advise application amounts.

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5.Features: easy to use; computer model calculation for fertilizer management is accurate.

 

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