Creating a Fertilizer Program Tutorial


Hello and Welcome to SMART Fertilizer
Management Software My name is Joshua and I am from the Agronomy Department here at SMART! Today I’m going to show you how to design a fertilizer
program. Now, once you’re logged into the lobby we
need to go to Design Fertilizer Schedule where we see options for Soil-grown crop, Nutrient Solution and also Edit Program that you previously created in the past.
To begin I’m going to go to Soil grown crops. Once I click Soil grown crops, it will
take me to the General Settings page Here I’ll put in the Program Name And then, once you have your license, you will be able to upload all your farms, and each farm will have its dedicated plots, and each plot, has a dedicated Plot Area. For example blueberries has a dedicated
area of 18 hectares, and test 233 has a dedicated area of 54 hectares. This means that the program is being built and all calculated for the total
amount of plot area and in this case, will be 54 hectares.
The next step is to put Planting Date. You need to put in your Planting Date, like so, and go to the next step which you have
the option to add Base Dressing so if you’re doing Base Dressing or
Basle or fertilizing before planting you’ll click in YES and you’ll see it in the above, in
the progress bar. Now also, if you’re doing Soil Test, Water
Test or Tissue Test, you will do the same by clicking Yes. And you’ll see it again
in the progress bar. If you are doing a fertigation or irrigation
you go to Design Stop Solution and see two options: quantitative fertigation
and proportional. If you’re not using any irrigation or fertigation you will continue with No. Now, once we put in our general settings we need to continue on to the program.
The next step of the program is to choose your crop, now we are on the crop
database where we can manually go through our crop database to locate the
crop we’d like or even type in the crop name. Now once we selected our crop and in
this case I will select corn, you will have the Variety options, Growing Method and also potential yield goals. In this demonstration I’m going to
choose new hybrids and I’m going to choose a potential yield goal up to 10.7
metric tons, and I’m going to continue by Next. So now we selected our crop, our variety and our yield goal. We will scroll down to see which nutrients are needed based on the
growth stages. So here you can see by the stage name, from the emergence of the
v9 we have 33 days durations, we have the
actual duration date which can be a manually adjusted to fit your specific
needs and then we have the total amount of nutrients needed for a total of 54 hectares. Once we approve the information, we will
continue by going next and it takes us to our next step which is the Fertilizer
Schedule. We need to go into our fertilizer
database by selecting Select Fertilizers and choose the fertilizers
that we are using, or we do have available in our region. So right now I’m going to select a bunch
of fertilizers. And the great thing about the software,
it has a learning algorithm that will find the most efficient and most cost
efficient fertilizers to use. Now, once we’ve selected the fertilizers
which you can see on the right-hand side we need to apply and get the
recommendations. Now here we have recommendations per stage,
which can also be adjusted to Day also Week So now we have a break down,
the Growth Stage the Duration the Recommendation, the fertilizers to
use and then Amount to use. Now once we selected our fertilizers we need to make sure we’re getting to fulfill the requirement of the nutrients that the
crop needs. In order to check that, we need to scroll down the page go to
Current Application versus Requirement and this shows if we’re going to get
enough of the nutrients based on the fertilizers we are using. So our goal is
to get between eighty to a hundred percent and that would be sufficient for
a proper growth. If we look we see the macros are a hundred percent we scroll
down we also have the micronutrients. Now, once we accepted the information, we will go Print the report And now we have our whole progress so we
have a program name the farm name the plot name, the plot area, the crop, the
yield goal the variety, the planting date,
the fertilizer application method and now the recipe for each stage based on each
duration, the amount of fertilizers to use and the application to apply. So we have the emergence of the V9, the
v9 to the R1 stage, the R1 to the R2 stage , and finally the R2 to the R6 stage. Now we can
close our file now everything we have put into our software has been saved
into our software and that means when you come back and you would like to make
any adjustments, meaning adding the water, soil or tissue
test, instead of building a new program, all
you need to do is go to Edit program locate the program by the program name
and click the pencil to make any adjustements and it’ll take it to the
program that you’ve already created in the past In this case this is a program for corn for 54 hectares and we can make the
adjustment by just simply clicking the parameters that we may need to adjust. So I want to thank you guys for
coming to “How to Design a Fertilizer Program”. Please continue to the tutorials to see how to
add soil test analysis, how to add tissue samples and how to add water samples Thank you very much and have a great day.
Bye, bye.

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