An option for adding field boundaries to Morning Farm Report® is by map entry. This allows you to add fields by selecting pre-loaded Common Land Unit (CLU) boundaries or by drawing your own boundaries.
Step 1. To add field boundaries, go to "Field Story" in your account. In the Field Entry section of Field Story, click on "Map Entry" (Figure 1). Another option is to click the "Add Fields" button available within the Farm Tree on the left hand side of the screen. Once you have selected "Map Entry" or "Add Fields", a new page with a map of the United States will appear (Figure 2).
Step 2. In the upper left hand corner, you can search for a field. You can search using an address, a zip code, a city and state, or latitude and longitude. Once you’re zoomed in close enough, you’ll see pre-loaded CLU boundaries (Figure 3).
Step 3. If the pre-loaded CLU boundary is correct, you can simply click on it to add the field. You cannot select multiple CLU boundaries at the same time to create a single boundary. Once you’ve clicked a boundary, you can enter a Field and Farm name. However, the pre-loaded CLU boundaries may not always be correct. That’s why you can draw your own field boundaries as well. To do that, click on the draw tool. It’s directly to the right of the search bar in the upper left corner of the map screen. Once that’s selected, the pre-populated CLU boundaries will disappear (Figure 4).
Step 4. To create the boundary, start by clicking on one corner of the field. Continue clicking around the outside boundary of the field and return to the original point for a final click to close the boundary. Then, you can name the Field and the Farm you just drew. You can either create a new farm, or put the field in a farm that’s already in your account. There are no limits on the number of points you can drop to complete a field boundary. So, you can draw irregular shaped boundaries and center pivot irrigation boundaries. If you make a mistake while drawing, select the red "x" to remove the last dropped point.
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