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Using agX as a Data Source for Adapt-N Field Configuration

agX can be used as a data source to configure variable rate fields in Adapt-N. Different sync options exist depending on the zone management field mode .  For information on linking an Adapt-N account to an agX Platform account, please visit this page.


Point-Based and Zone-Based Fields

When importing an agX field into Adapt-N, if Management Zones exist for the field in agX, an additional Automatic Zone Creation method will become available.  When selected, a drop-down list will let the user choose from a saved Management Zone set in agX to use for creation of Zones in Adapt-N:


Select the desired Management Zone option and complete the field import.  An Adapt-N zone will be created for each agX Management Zone.  If present in agX, the Yield Goal for each zone will be also be applied to the new zones.  If the Management Zones are named in agX, those names will be used in Adapt-N, else zones will be numbered.  In all cases, when Management Zones are used, soil texture, slope, drainage class, and rooting depth will be set automatically (but may be adjusted by visiting the Land Details page for each zone).


Grid-Based Fields

When configuring a Grid-Based field in Adapt-N, layers with agX sync capabilities will have a "Sync with a Source" option presented.  


Soil Type and Soil Slope: by default, Soil Type, Slope, drainage status, and rooting depth for the field values are automatically set based on Soil Survey data during field import.  These values can be overridden from the Field Configuration screen.   Default values on the Sync with a Source screen are optional, and will only be utilized in parts of the field where the Soil Survey database lacks sufficient information.

Soil Organic Matter: by default, the most recent soil test results from the past 5 seasons will be used to automatically set the Soil Organic Matter configuration for fields up on import.  If the soil sampling operation in agX is polygon-based, the Adapt-N field's organic matter values will be configured based on those sampling polygons.  If the sampling operation in agX is grid-sampled, Adapt-N will automatically interpolate those values as necessary.  

Expected Harvest Population: when Sync with a Source is selected, Adapt-N will display all available datasets containing planting rate information, including some basic statistics about those planting records.  The default value is optional, and will only be used in cases when the selected agX data does not cover the entire field.  This includes:

  1. Crop Establishment and Input (CEI) Applications
  2. Crop Establishment and Input (CEI) Recommendations

 Adapt-N takes 90% of the seeding rate for use as Expected Harvest Population

Expected Yield: when Sync with a Source is selected, Adapt-N will display all available datasets containing yield goal information, including some basic statistics about those records.  This includes:

  1. Crop Establishment and Input (CEI) Applications
  2. Crop Establishment and Input (CEI) Recommendations
  3. Management Zones containing yield goal information

Regardless of which data source is selected, the Maturity Class and Planting Date controls must be specified in the Adapt-N interface, as these values will be used in all cases.  The Default Expected Yield input is optional, and will only be used when a portion of the field lacks yield goal information in the specified dataset.  Note that if Management Zones from agX are used during the field import process, yield goals associated with those management zones will be used by default, but can be updated by the user via the Configure Field interface.

Other Input Layers: can be set via constant value or Shapefile upload.


Bulk Import

View this article for information on how to import multiple agX fields at once with common field characteristics.


Completed Recommendations

Adapt-N recommendations can be exported back to agX. See this article for details.



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