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Field Setup

After importing a boundary your field will need to be named.  If you imported a field boundary from a source, the field name will automatically match the field name from the source. 

Users are also asked to choose a field mode and automatic zone creation setting.


Field Modes

Adapt-N has three Field Modes supporting flexible zone management preferences.



Automatic Zone Creation

Zone Creation options are:

  • None: no zones are automatically created.  Use the "Add Zone" link to manually create zones after the field is created.
  • Single Zone: a single whole-field zone is created.  For point-based fields, this is represented as a single point placed roughly in the center of the field.  For zone-based fields, a polygon is created matching the boundaries of the field.  
  • By Soil Type: a zone is created for each unique soil texture/slope/drainage combination in the Soil Survey database for the field.  For both field modes, all soil texture, slope, drainage, and rooting depth parameters are automatically set during the import process.  They can be manually adjusted by visiting the Land parameters for the zone after import.  Note that Zone-Based (Polygon) fields for which the same soil texture/slope/drainage combination exists more than once in the field, a multi-polygon zone will be created as a single zone in Adapt-N.
  • Shapefile: select a zipped shapefile to create zones based on the geometry from that shapefile.  Optionally, an attribute (column) from that shapefile can be selected to be used to set each zone's name.  An option also exists to consolidate all zones with the same name.

Point-Based and Zone-Based fields have all options available for Automatic Zone Creation.   Grid-Based fields do not have user-defined zones, so no options are presented.

If the field was imported via a source system, such as agX, and Management Zones exist in the source system, a fourth Automatic Zone Creation option will be provided:

  • Management Zones: the list of available Management Zone sets will be displayed, and zones in Adapt-N will be created to match the Management Zones from the source system.  Soil texture, slope, drainage, and rooting depth parameters will be set automatically during the import process, but can be edited by visiting the Land parameters for the zone after import.
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