Summary Explanation of Field Status
When a field is created, it is in a non-billable state ready for configuration. In order to run a recommendation, the field must be configured and activated. There are two types of activations:
- Training Mode: allows for recommendations using a prior season's weather data. Training Mode field activations are not suitable for use in the field and are only for example and training purposes. As such, alerts and exports are disabled. There is no charge for Training Mode activations.
- Live Activation: enables the recommendation to be run using the current season's weather data. This is for producing a "real" recommendation to be used this season. Live Activations can still choose to run an analysis using a prior year's weather data.
A field can first be activated into Training Mode, and subsequently activated again for live recommendations.
Billing Admins can control what types of activations each user can perform, by visiting Setup -> User and Grower List -> Updated Agronomist User.
Users who have access to both Billable and Training mode fields will be presented with an option as to which field mode they'd like, after clicking the Activate Field link:
- A user's Field Activation Rights permission only controls what type of a field activations they may perform. It does not restrict their ability to modify field configuration data or run recommendations for a field that may have been Activated into billable mode by another user.