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In this step, management zones are defined, to implement site specific management recommendations.  
 
In this step, management zones are defined, to implement site specific management recommendations.  
  
===Input data===
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=== Input data ===
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*'''Productivity maps''' by fields
 
*'''Productivity maps''' by fields
  
==Process==
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=== Process ===
  
 
The management zones definition process is carried out by the farm managers and agronomists, using different strategies and tools. These can be set up in different ways and carried out in different order, according to local context and protocols. Among the main tools and resources that can be used are the following:  
 
The management zones definition process is carried out by the farm managers and agronomists, using different strategies and tools. These can be set up in different ways and carried out in different order, according to local context and protocols. Among the main tools and resources that can be used are the following:  
  
*Field visits: Comprises reviewing productivity maps in the field, in order to verify correlation with field situation, site specific issues, and determine causes to address them.
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*'''Field visits''': Comprises reviewing productivity maps in the field, in order to verify correlation with field situation, site specific issues, and determine causes to address them.  
*Creating management zones based on productivity maps, by joining two or more productivity areas into single management zones
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*'''Creating management zones based on productivity maps''', by joining two or more productivity areas into single management zones  
*Implement soil/leaf sampling strategies, including directed sampling, grid sampling, composite sampling by zones.
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*'''Implement soil/leaf sampling strategies''', including directed sampling, grid sampling, composite sampling by zones.  
*Characterizing zones based on field observations and soil lab results  
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*'''Characterizing zones''' based on field observations and soil lab results.<br><br>
  
===Output===
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{{Note|These steps are usually organized in protocols adopted by farmer or organization.
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For instance, this [[Composite sampling by zone protocol]] is implemented in South Africa}}
  
[[Image:Management_zones_in_PFC_1.jpg]]
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====Upload layer to 360====
  
The result of the process are
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Now, you must upload your .LAY file to '''360''' to deliver it to the final customer. Choose the [[:Category:My_services_in_360|Precision farming cycle service you're working with]], then use the [[Importing data to 360|import data]] tool to upload it.
  
*Defined Management zones
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=== Output ===
*Field visit records 
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*Sampling points / lab results
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These layers of information can be uploaded to 360 to share them with the farmer and team
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[[Image:Management zones in PFC 1.jpg]]
  
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The result of the process are
  
*[[Tips for reviewing productivity maps for field visits]]
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*Defined Management zones
*[[How to create zones based on productivity maps]]-->
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*Field visit records
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*Sampling points / lab results
  
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These layers of information can be uploaded to 360 to share them with the farmer and team.
  
{{Template:Precision farming cycle stages}}
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{{Template:Related articles}}  
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*[[Composite sampling by zone protocol]]
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*[[How to create management zones based on a productivity map]]
  
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<br> {{Template:Precision farming cycle stages}}
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[[Category: Protocol for implementing the Precision Farming cycle]]

Latest revision as of 09:18, 24 April 2015

In this step, management zones are defined, to implement site specific management recommendations.

Input data

  • Productivity maps by fields

Process

The management zones definition process is carried out by the farm managers and agronomists, using different strategies and tools. These can be set up in different ways and carried out in different order, according to local context and protocols. Among the main tools and resources that can be used are the following:

  • Field visits: Comprises reviewing productivity maps in the field, in order to verify correlation with field situation, site specific issues, and determine causes to address them.
  • Creating management zones based on productivity maps, by joining two or more productivity areas into single management zones
  • Implement soil/leaf sampling strategies, including directed sampling, grid sampling, composite sampling by zones.
  • Characterizing zones based on field observations and soil lab results.

Note Note: These steps are usually organized in protocols adopted by farmer or organization.

For instance, this Composite sampling by zone protocol is implemented in South Africa

Upload layer to 360

Now, you must upload your .LAY file to 360 to deliver it to the final customer. Choose the Precision farming cycle service you're working with, then use the import data tool to upload it.

Output

Management zones in PFC 1.jpg

The result of the process are

  • Defined Management zones
  • Field visit records
  • Sampling points / lab results

These layers of information can be uploaded to 360 to share them with the farmer and team.

Related articles


Protocol for implementing the Precision Farming cycle

1. Validation of georeferencing   2. Base info   3. Productivity map   4. Management zones definition   5. Variable Input prescription map   6. Application map   7. Yield map