• Resetting User Passwords and User Deactivation

    Resetting Passwords and Deactivating Users

    To reset a user's password, navigate to the User List and click "Change Password".  Enter a new password, and optionally indicate whether or not that user should be forced to change their own password upon their next login.

    To deactivate a user, click the "Deactivate User" button in the User List.  This causes the user to be logged out of Adapt-N.  Nitrogen Alerts will no longer be sent to that user.  They will not be able to login again unless reactivated by a Billing Admin.  

  • Creating Agronomist Users, Grower Accounts, and Grower User Logins

    Accounts for Agronomists

    Agronomist Users can be created by Billing Admins and can be given access to manage some or all of the Grower data within the organization. 

    To create an Agronomist User:

    • From the User List page, click on Add Agronomist
    • Enter the requested information on the Add User page (all fields are required)
    • Click Add User
    • Note that the user is not automatically notified about their credentials; they should be provided directly by the Billing Admin
    • To grant agronomist access to some or all of the growers in the account, use the arrows to move the desired growers to the "Access Granted" side of the box.  The double arrows will move all the growers in the organization from one side to the other.  To move a single grower, click the grower name you wish to move and then click the single arrow to move that grower to the desired side.  To move groups of growers, hold shift and select multiple growers before clicking the single arrow and that group of growers will move to the desired side.  To request this feature in your account, email support@agronomic.com 


    Accounts for Growers

    Grower Account is a place to hold information about a particular grower or producer and will include all the Farms and Fields loaded into Adapt-N for that grower.

    A Grower User Login can optionally also be created and associated with a Grower Account, giving the Grower access to their own farm and field data.  A Grower User can only be associated with one Grower Account, thereby limiting access to that specific grower's fields.  Billing Admins in each organization can create and manage User Logins.

    User Logins for Growers can view and modify data associated with farms and fields within that Grower Account.  These users cannot access or modify any information relating to billing information or other grower accounts.  Grower Users can optionally activate fields if given Field Activation Rights by the an Agronomist or Billing Admin user.  Grower Users can also modify delivery preferences for Nitrogen Alerts, but they cannot modify the Nitrogen Alert threshold.

     To create a Grower Account:

    • Login to your Adapt-N account
    • On the Navigation Bar, click on Settings
    • On the Settings page, click on User List
    • On the User List page, click on Add Grower Account
    • Enter the requested information on the Add Grower page (name and zip are required) and click Add Grower

    If you also want to enable login access for that Grower Account, continue on and create a new User login: 

    • From the User List page, click on Add User next to any existing Grower Account
    • Enter the requested information on the Add User page (all fields are required)
    • Click Add User
    • Note that the user is not automatically notified about their credentials; they should be provided directly by the Billing Admin
  • Billing Summary

    For information on account usage, account properties, and billing details:

    • Click on the link for Settings in the left-hand navigation panel
    • Under Admin Access click on the Billing Detail link
    • The Billing Summary is viewable to the Billing Admin only
  • Modifying Recommendation Parameters

    The assumed price of grain, cost of nitrogen, and pounds of nitrogen needed per bushel of expected yield can be modified to further tailor Adapt-N to a grower's specific market and growing conditions.  


    Crop and Nitrogen Prices

    Adapt-N uses a correction factor (Correct_profit) in the N rate calculation that accounts simultaneously for the relative prices of fertilizer and corn, and the higher relative risks associated with under-prediction versus over-prediction of the optimum nitrogen rate.  The downside risk is higher due to greater cost from yield loss than excess fertilizer application.  Since Adapt-N recommendations are more precise than conventional static recommendation systems, they are less sensitive to fluctuations in price ratios of fertilizer and crop because downside risks are reduced.


    Pounds of Nitrogen Needed per Bushel of Expected Yield

    Each zone's yield goal causes the "Expected N in crop at harvest" value to be set during the recommendation process.  This is essentially what Adapt-N uses as the end of year target for how much N needs to be in the crop.  Administrators can change the pounds of N needed per expected bushel of yield, to directly modify this value.


    Setting Recommendation Parameters

    Administrators have the ability to change the default values both organization-wide and at the individual Grower Account level.  In the absence of parameters being set at the Grower Account level or Company-wide level, Adapt-N system defaults will be used, which are updated from time to time.  Here is the logic as to which parameters get used:


    To modify these values:

    • Navigate to Settings
    • To set parameters Company-wide, click "Modify Recommendation Parameters"
    • To set parameters for a Grower Account, visit the User and Grower list, and click the icon next to the account name, or use the "update" and click "Modify Recommendation Parameters"
    • Set the appropriate values.  Notes:
      • the acceptable grain price is between 5 and 18 times the price of N per pound
      • the allowable range for pounds of N per expected bushel of yield is 0.6 to 1.4
      • the $/pound of Nitrogen is a generic value for a pound of nitrogen, not for a unit of product

    Viewing Results

    • When anything other than the Adapt-N system defaults are used for a recommendation, an additional line will be displayed showing those parameters.
    • The recommendation itself is automatically adjusted to take the modified parameters into account.
  • Managing Custom Fertilizers

    Billing Administrators have the ability to create custom fertilizer products for use when adding existing N applications and exporting Adapt-N nitrogen recommendations.  All users in an account will have access to such products.  To access the Custom Fertilizers page, click Settings -> Modify Fertilizer Products.

    To create a product for use in Adapt-N, the percentages of N, P, and K will need to be specified.  If the product is a liquid, its weight in pounds per gallon will also need to be provided. Additionally, the closest standard fertilizer product must be selected, so that Adapt-N can appropriately model the effects of that form of nitrogen when applied in the field.  Administrators can enable or disable custom fertilizers, which determines whether users in their account see the fertilizer on the Zone Nitrogen, Field Configuration, and Field Recommendation Export screens.

    If the new custom fertilizer represents a blend of more than one fertilizer product, it's important to properly calculate the blended percentages of N, P, and K, so the exported recommendation is properly converted.  Here are some examples:

    Example 1, Solid Fertilizer: 70% Urea and 30% AMS

    • Urea (46-0-0) at 70% = 32.2% Nitrogen
    • AMS (21-0-0-24) at 30% = 6.3% Nitrogen
    • The addition of the nitrogen components = 38.5% Nitrogen

    The specification of this blended product in Adapt-N would be:


    Example 2, Liquid Fertilizer: 50% Ammonium Thiosulfate and 50% UAN

    • Ammonium Thiosulfate (12-0-0-26) at 50% = 6% Nitrogen
    • UAN (32-0-0) at 50% = 16% Nitrogen
    • The addition of the nitrogen components = 22% Nitrogen

    Liquid products also require a specified weight per gallon.  For blended products, perform a similar calculation based on the individual product weights per gallon combined with their percentage blend in the overall custom fertilizer:

    • Ammonium Thiosulfate (11.01 pounds per gallon) at 50% = 5.505
    • UAN (11.08 pounds per gallon) at 50% = 5.54
    • The addition of the product weights = 11.045 pounds per gallon

    The specification of this blended product in Adapt-N would be:


    Customer fertilizers can then be enabled and disabled by the Billing Admin.  When enabled, the custom fertilizer will be visible to everyone in the Billing Admin's organization.



    Special Note for agX Platform Users

    When exporting a recommendation to agX, users must choose from a Custom Fertilizer which was imported from agX.  These are set up and managed using a Proagrica/SST Software product, such as Summit.