• 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.



  • agX Bulk Import

    Users with access to the agX integration will find a Bulk Import tab in their agX settings.  This allows users to import multiple fields at once under a common field configuration.  Once an import is initiated, a popup box will display progress and details.  Please leave this window open until the import completes.  Any errors will be displayed at the end of the process.

    Please contact support@agronomic.com for additional questions or assistance with this feature.

  • Using the agX platform with Adapt-N

    The agX Platform provides a geospatial infrastructure for a community of integrated ag products and services to seamlessly share data with applications authorized by its users.  Adapt-N is an agX compliant application, enabling users to pull source data from products like Proagrica's Summit and Sirrus tools, and push Adapt-N recommendations back into those or other systems for application in the field.  If you have an agX account but do not yet have an Adapt-N account, please register here.


    Linking your Adapt-N account to your agX account

    Follow these steps:

    1. Login to Adapt-N at www.adapt-n.com, by clicking the Login link in the upper right.
    2. Click on Settings in the navigation bar, and select agX Settings.  You may also access this section by clicking “Import agX Grower” when choosing a Grower Account within Adapt-N.
    3. Click the “Initiate agX Connection” button.  You will then be prompted to authenticate using your agX credentials, and to authorize Adapt-N to access your field boundaries and collected data.  Complete the steps as prompted.

    Your Adapt-N account has now been granted access to data through the agX Platform.  The above steps are generally a one-time process for new Adapt-N account.  In the event that your authentication with agX expires, you may be prompted to re-authenticate.  Note that the linkage between an Adapt-N and agX account occurs at the user level, not at the grower, farm, or account level.


    Generating Adapt-N recommendations using agX source data

    Using agX data as a source for Adapt-N recommendation involves 3 broad steps:

    1. Importing the agX Grower into Adapt-N (this makes the Grower’s fields available to Adapt-N for selection in the next step).
    2. Importing individual Fields from that Grower into Adapt-N (this creates the Grower/Farm/Field relationship in Adapt-N and pulls in the field’s boundary geometries).
    3. Configuring the fields and producing the Adapt-N nitrogen recommendation (this sets the necessary information for Adapt-N to run a recommendation, including tillage method, planting information, soil test results, etc.).  See this article for specific information on using agX as a data source for various input layers.


    Detailed instructions on these steps

    Importing the agX Grower into Adapt-N

    To import a Grower from agX into Adapt-N, find the Grower in the list at the bottom of the page, select "Create as new grower," and press "Import".  This will cause the Grower's fields to become available on the "Fields" tab of the agX Sync page.


    Importing a Grower’s Fields into Adapt-N

    On the Fields tab of the agX Sync page, select the field you'd like to import by checking the box next to the field name.  Click the Import Selected Field button at the bottom of the page.


    The field's boundaries will then be displayed, along with the Farm and Field name as found in agX.  Select an appropriate Zone Configuration Method and Automatic Zone Creation option and submit the field.


    Additional Tips: 

    The agX Data Sync page can be accessed from multiple parts of the Adapt-N interface:

    • By clicking on the “Import agX Grower” option when selecting a Grower Account
    • By clicking the “agX Settings” link within the Settings menu
    • By clicking “Sync with a source” during the field creation process

    All three of these take you to the same place.

    The agX Sync page in Adapt-N is comprised of four tabs:

    • Growers: this tab shows a list of all Growers in Adapt-N system (top, indicating which are linked to an agX Grower) and all Growers in agX that do not yet exist Adapt-N (bottom).  To import a Grower into Adapt-N, use the “Create as new grower” menu item, then click the "Import" button to the right.
    • Fields: this tab shows a list of the fields in agX for the imported Growers.  A field with an available checkbox has not yet been imported into Adapt-N.  A field with a disabled checkbox has already been imported into Adapt-N; click the link to view it in Adapt-N.
    • Bulk Import: this tab lets multiple fields be imported simultaneously under similar field characteristics.
    • Custom Fertilizers: this displays all Custom Fertilizers that exist in the user’s agX account.  Check the boxes next to whichever fertilizers you would like available for us in exporting completed Adapt-N recommendations back to agX.
    • Account: in the event that you receive an authentication error while using the agX integration, you may return to this page to re-establish your agX connection, or to view the agX account to which the Adapt-N account is linked.

    See this article for details on how to import different layers of data from agX.