After the registration, you see the pop-up window that redirects you to the onboarding. It was designed in a way that makes setup quick and easy. To proceed, click the Get started button.
1. Create a farm
In the first step, we ask you to fill in the Farm information. Start by adding the farm name.
Next, add your farm’s address or use latitude and longitude to localise it on the map. By default, SKYFLD asks about the address. To switch to coordinates, click the Latitude/Longitude button.
After you fill in the data in step 1, click Next to proceed.
2. Create a field
You can also use the SKYFLD APP to create new fields. Thanks to data synchronization, all information you input using your mobile device is visible in the desktop version of SKYFLD. Here, you can learn more about field creation in the SKYFLD APP.
In this step, you can either select a field from those displayed on the map or draw your own.
Field selection is now available only for farms located in:
If you don't see the white boundaries of the fields in the Select Field option, please choose the Draw option.
White shapes indicate the boundaries. Once you click on the chosen field, you will see the total area in hectares. If you want to draw the field, switch to that option - click on the Draw button at the bottom of the map.
If you have KML / shape files of your field, you can upload them instead of drawing / selecting the field.
If there are any objects on the field that you would like to exclude, such as trees or ponds, use the Cut out feature. Click the scissors icon and draw the shape you want to remove from the total field area. You can also adjust the field shape by clicking on the blue dot and moving it.
Once you have finished setting up the field shape, click Next.
You will be able to add more fields later. Also, you can edit the shape of your field once every 30 days.
SKYFLD® is the only application on the market that adjusts the pixel orientation of the maps based on the tramlines you set up. This helps you to create more realistic zoning for your variable application maps. The amount of seeds, fertilizers, or other substances can be applied with better precision when you adjust the tram line before creating a variable application map.
In our onboarding guide, we list the steps you need to take to set up the tramlines for your field:
- Zoom in to the field boundary
- Click on the blue circle
- Move the blue circle until the lines match up with the tramlines direction
- Double check the direction and click Next
Click, Ok, Got it! to proceed.
4. Field information
The last step of creating a field is adding information about it. Enter the Field name. Optionally you can add Field ID. Next, click the Select crop bar to open the list of crops available in your region. There are several groups:
- Nuts & Trees
- Pasture / Grassland
- Soft Fruit
To find a crop, you can scroll the list or enter the name in the search bar.
After you choose the crop type, you can add variety, by entering it manually.
Next, you define the seeding date or save the crop as not seeded yet. To set up the seeding date, click on the calendar icon and choose the day by clicking on it. If the crop has not been seeded yet, tick the appropriate box.
You can also decide to show the information about the crop as the current season. To learn more about seasons, read this article.
Below the mandatory fields, you can add information about previous seasons. Doing so will give you a better record of your field performance. Select crop type, define seeding and harvest dates and add yield amount. You can add information about previous crops later.
Once you’ve added Field information, click the Finish button.
Congratulations on creating your first farm and field! All the fields you create will be visible on the list, which you can easily access by clicking on the Fields icon.