Job completion records on the fieldmargin management system can now be annotated with weather conditions, start and finish times, and the operator who carried the work out.
“There’s more to farm records than simply keeping track of progress, or analysing performance,” said head of product Camilla Hayselden-Ashby.
“Farm assurance and new regulations, be they legal obligations or environmental requirements, also rely on good record-keeping. Assessors and watchdogs expect farmers to have quick and easy access to this type of information.”
The new features are available on the desktop, iOS and Android systems allow users to record wind speed, direction, temperature and other weather factors. Start and finish times can also be added and the app will automatically record which operator completed the the task. Data can also be uploaded retrospectively.
Ms Hayselden-Ashby said: “We’ve all been there – you’re in such a rush to get something done before the weather changes that any delay – even the couple of minutes it takes to open the app and record the information there and then – feels like too much.”
She added that the new features comply with farm assurance requirements for schemes like Global GAP, Red Tractor, Soil Association, Organic Farmers and Grower, as well as various supermarket protocols and marketing initiatives.
“fieldmargin has always been about streamlining farm record-keeping, bringing together vital information into one, single location. New features are always based on what our farmer user-base says they want.
“We hope this new update will not only help with the overall objective – allowing users to make better, more informed farming decisions – but also the practical demands of preparing for assurance or regulatory inspections and farm audits.”
For more information go to www.fieldmargin.com