Precision Point Blog

Tips from Tech: Variety Tracking

by Sam Worley on October, 13 2013 in Ag Leader, Displays, Yield Monitoring

It’s seemingly been a long time since last fall and given the crop conditions then, that’s probably a good thing to put behind us. But what I’m getting at is a simple refresher on using Variety Tracking on your Ag Leader® Integra display if that has become foggy, too.

On the Ag Leader® Integra display, one can load an external planting map from SMS via the USB drive or load an internal planting map from having that display in the planting tractor.

Loading an internal variety map
Variety Tracking is enabled on the Region Selection screen, accessible from the start Field Operation Wizard OR from the homescreen and pressing the Region button.

Proceed through the start Field Operation Wizard as usual when loading the runscreen. At the Region Selection page, simply checkmark Automatic Variety Tracking. Here, also select Automatic Region Selection because Automatic Variety Tracking only tracks varieties, without Automatic Region Changing, you will be prompted to enter a new region when entering a new variety. Automatic Region Changing will change varieties and regions to separate varieties and their yield for better data, pictured below.

Finally, press the checkmark to load the runscreen. The planting map will overlay with the varieties planted in that field.

Loading an external variety map
To load an external variety map for variety tracking purposes, at the Region Selection screen load an external map by pressing the USB icon (with USB drive present in the display) to browse for the variety maps file from SMS.

Select the file and in the Import Reference page pictured below, expand the tree until the map overlay shows in the preview window.

Press the checkmark to finish and the Region Selection screen will appear again. Here, also select Automatic Region Selection because Automatic Variety Tracking only tracks varieties, without Automatic Region Changing, you will be prompted to enter a new region when entering a new variety. Automatic Region Changing will change varieties and regions to separate varieties and their yield for better data.

Press the checkmark to finish the Field Operation Wizard, the planting varieties will be overlaid on the runscreen.

For further resources on variety tracking, please refer to your Integra manual, Variety Tracking information begins on page 298.

 

YouTube Tutorials:

SMS – Preparing for Harvest
SMS – Exporting Monitor Setup
Hardware – loading an external variety map for Variety Tracking

From Ag Leader Tech Support, have a safe and bountiful harvest!

Sam Worley

Sam has been with Ag Leader since August 2010 and became the Marketing Product Specialist in the winter of 2014. Sam helps with various marketing duties such as website maintenance, product catalog development and other tasks. He also works to provide timely technical information to Ag Leader dealers and customers and manages Knowledgebase content. Originally from Champaign, Illinois, Sam was influenced by agriculture early on with visits to his grandpa’s farm. Growing up he continued with that interest, working on neighboring forage and dairy farms, taking agri-science classes and FFA involvement. Sam graduated from Iowa State University in December 2009 with a degree in Agricultural Business. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, wrenching and spending time with friends.

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