Seven Helpful Reminders for Planting Season

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February 6, 2024
Trevor Gossett
Customer Experience Advisor for the Minnesota/Wisconsin territory at Climate LLC

Planting season has many moving parts. You have to get your fields, equipment and crew ready for when the time and weather is right. Luckily, FieldView™ can help you measure, track and manage every move of the planting season. In order to do that, there are seven questions to answer before you get out into the field. And fear not, every question has a link that will help you find the answer. Let’s get started!


Is Your Equipment Compatible?

Click here to get the official compatibility guide for all your planting equipment. Simply type in your equipment manufacturer and model number and you’ll get a step-by-step process of how to adapt your tractor to FieldView.


Have You Mapped Field Boundaries?

Before you head to the field, confirm your boundaries are exactly where they should be. If this is your first time entering or adjusting boundaries, watch this short video to learn


If you’ve already mapped your field boundaries, it’s always a good idea to review them before you plant. If you’ve added something to your field like drain tile, consider excluding that from your boundaries to avoid altering the data collected throughout the year.


Did You Add Seed Names, Treatments and Applications?

You want to know exactly what worked and what didn’t after harvest. Having precise harvest data starts by collecting precise planting data. There are a few simple things you can do to make sure your planting data is as accurate as possible.


Did You Update the FieldView™ Cab App?

Download or update the FieldView™ Cab app in the iOS App Store®. Version 13.0.0 is the one you want. But you don’t need to know the exact number — just press the “Update” button. Don’t forget to update the FieldView Cab app on your tablet and your phone. With the new update, you can simplify all your data collection by connecting your Precision Planting Gen 1, 2 or 3 Display directly to your iPhone, eliminating the need for Cab App on an iPad. Cab App also now lets you visualize your fuel usage on a map, helping you identify areas for improvement like optimizing routes, adjusting equipment settings, or adopting alternative practices to reduce fuel consumption.


Did You Perform a CloudSync?

Ensure CloudSync is enabled in the FieldViewTM Cab app. If needed, force a CloudSync by clicking the circular arrow on the home screen of the Cab app and allowing the CloudSync process to fully complete. This step makes sure you're ready for yield analysis and other features, and is very important to ensure your data is not lost if something were to happen to your device. With the newest update, CloudSync is faster and more efficient than ever.


Did You Enter Your Equipment into FieldView?

If you have a self-propelled, pull-type or air seeder, there are specific steps to make sure it's connected to FieldView. Click here to get your equipment set up. If you take the time to adjust every axel, all your GPS settings and more, this preparation helps FieldView collect the most accurate data possible. Investing in that time now will pay off at harvest when you have more precise and insightful yield data.


Did You Install the FieldViewTM Drive?

If you have compatible equipment, installing the FieldView Drive only takes a few minutes and makes data collection automatic and seamless.

Questions? Get in Touch!

The Support team will be working extended hours along with you to solve problems and get you back in the field. We’re here to help! Call us at 888-924-7475.

About the Author

Trevor Gossett is the Customer Experience Advisor for the Minnesota/Wisconsin territory at Climate LLC. At Climate, Trevor is dedicated to ensuring growers have the best experience possible with FieldView. By serving as a knowledge base and working cross functionally with internal teams, Trevor provides growers with valuable insights and proactive support so they can get the most out of their data. Trevor has a B.S. from the University of Missouri, Columbia in Agricultural Systems Management. It has enabled him to continue his passion for sustainable agriculture by leveraging this digital space.