The value of digital plans
Good plans mean fewer mistakes. If everyone knows what they need to do when they get to the field, they can get going faster.
Digital plans are the creation of a number of individual work tasks that need to be completed during the season. For example if you need to apply nitrogen to a field at 50 kgs/ha, we would consider this one work task. You would use your equipment (tractor and spreader or sprayer), product (urea of flexi-N), and people (operator) to complete the work.
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.
So where is the value in digital plans?
As the season gets busy or your farm grows and you have more fields, equipment and people, it can get difficult to keep track of what needs to happen where. However, if you’ve taken the time to set up all your assets like fields, equipment and people digitally, now you can start connecting them all together in your plans. Good plans will help to make everyone understand what needs to happen where and when, allowing everyone to get going faster and make fewer mistakes.
But we’re dealing with Mother Nature, so the best laid plans always change. But that’s okay as you can 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: