What is a digital plan?
Good planning means fewer mistakes. If your team knows what they need to do when they get to the field, they can get going faster.
Digital plans are the creation of work tasks to be completed during the season. You plan your season’s work on your computer or mobile device, and then use your equipment, assets and people to complete the work. For example, if need to apply nitrogen to a field, or group of fields, at 50 kg/ha, we would consider this a single work task that would incorporate the following:
- Tractor and spreader or sprayer (equipment)
- Operator (people)
- Urea (product)
- Field names (Land asset)
Typically, this information might come from an agronomist, or via the software your agronomist uses. You arrange the products you need, and you do the work in the field.
What is the value of a digital plan?
As the season gets busy or your farm grows, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that needs to happen. However, if you’ve taken the time to set up your farm within the Operations Center, you can start connecting your plans to your operators and equipment. And clear communications with your team allows everyone to get going faster and make fewer mistakes.
We understand that dealing with Mother Nature means even the best laid plans will change. If this happens you can easily and quickly change your plans on the go from your phone or tablet and keep everyone in your business on the same page.
Some of the benefits of good digital planning include: