Explanation of Field Story and How It Works
Field Story within Morning Farm Report is where you record your farm business operations from day to day. It is important to note that Field Story plays a larger role than just a record-keeping log. Field operation dates, nutrients applied, residue management, and other field events can change from user to user based on what is entered into Field Story. Field Story acts as the leader of Morning Farm Report and passes the information you enter to all other tools within Morning Farm Report to improve their accuracy. The information that you enter into Field Story affects Field Forecast, Tractor Time Daily, Tractor Time Hourly, Yield Engine, Advanced Nutrient Engine, Hail Alerts, Pest Engine, Critical Periods, and Sustainable Sourcing within Morning Farm Report.
How to access Field Story
Step 1. You can access Field Story within your Morning Farm Report account by clicking* the red Field Story product circle across the top of the page (Figure 1).
*If you are viewing Morning Farm Report on a mobile device, you will tap instead of click.
Step 2. Select the field from your Farm Tree on the left hand side of your screen that you would like to edit Field Story for (Figure 2.).
Step 3. Scroll down to the "Field Story: Timeline." Field Story is presented in a timeline format (Figure 3). The Field Story timeline allows you to quickly navigate to any crop year and view the field events for that year. When a field is added to your account, Field Story is already at work by building your historical crop rotation and the typical management practices for the historical crop years based on the location of the field you added. Field Story will provide a historical crop rotation back to 2010. This is why you may see information in Field Story that you have not entered.
Step 4. Field Story is built with typical management practices to help save you time. From Figure 4 below, you can see that for the 2017-Soybeans, there are field events already added to Field Story. On the far right side of each of those field events, they are tagged with “Rooster,” which means that they were the typical management practices or defaults that were created by the Morning Farm Report system when you added the field. As a user, you have the ability to edit or delete the existing Rooster default field events or add new events that we did not capture on the field. Improving the accuracy of each field’s events will ensure quality insights that are provided throughout other Morning Farm Report products.