FieldAgent Web - Accessing Weather Data
In FieldAgent, get historical weather information, such as number of growing degree days (GDD), precipitation amounts (daily and cumulative), solar radiation, and daily high and low temperatures. Notifications are also available for field-level events, such as extreme weather conditions.
Viewing Weather Data for a Field
Navigating to a Field
Regardless of why you want to view a field’s weather, the first step is choosing the field whose weather you want to view.
To navigate to a field:
Open FieldAgent in a web browser by visiting https://fieldagent.sentera.com/
Use one of the search options (Search Bar, Map or List) to select a field and drill into the field page of a field.
Click the weather button on the left panel.
Active Crop Season Requirement
If your field already has a crop season, you’ll immediately see weather statistics for the field.
If you do not yet have a crop season, you’ll need to create one.
A crop season can be created quickly using the option to +Add a Crop Season from the weather page. Note that Weather is only pulled each night, so you’ll have to check back in 24 hours to see the weather data on a field with a recently added crop season.
There are four charts on the left side of the screen (each chart begins at the day of planting and ends at the current date):
Growing Degree Days (GDD)
The growing degree days chart displays the cumulative number of GDDs over time in red and the 10-year historical average as a light colored line.
What is a GDD?
Each day with an average temperature of more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit helps contribute to the total GDDs for the season. The number of degrees over 50 are added to the total GDDs for the year.
Examples: If it’s 90 degrees one day, that day will contribute 40 GDDs to the total number of GDDs for the season. If it’s 30 degrees one day, no GDDs will be added to the total number of GDDs for the season.
The precipitation chart shows the daily recorded precipitation in light colored bars at the bottom of the graph, a cumulative precipitation for the year in dark blue and a light colored line with the 10-year historical average.
The solar radiation chart shows the cumulative solar radiation on the field in red and the 10-year historical average in a light colored line.
Solar radiation is the amount of energy delivered from the sun per area on the field. The units on this are millijoules per square meter. Simply put, the solar radiation chart shows the amount of estimated sunlight on the field throughout the year.
This chart shows the daily high in red, daily low in blue and the 10-year historical averages in a light color.
Expand the graphs for a more detailed look by clicking the arrows at the top right.
How to Use Weather Data
- Identify potential areas of stress
- Understand input application
- Determine harvest timing
- Pinpoint boots-on-the-ground scouting priorities
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