Duplicating a Single Planting
Any planting you create in AgSquared can be duplicated. To duplicate a planting, go to the Crops tool and open up the planting you would like to duplicate. Click duplicate button located next to the planting's name:
There is also a duplicate button in the planting list of any given crop:
After clicking the duplicate button, a duplicate planting will appear in the planting list of the respective crop in the left hand menu as well as in the planting list for the crop. The duplicate plantings name will include the original planting's variety and date, and be followed by a letter (A, B, C, etc...) which denotes it as a duplicate.
Once created, if you click on the duplicated planting, you'll see that all of its attributes, including its description, associated dates, locations, field layout and dimensions, are identical to those of the original planting. If you would like to edit any of this information, you can do so by clicking the edit planing button next to the duplicate planting's name.
Advanced Duplication for Single or Multiple Plantings
In the Crops tool you can duplicate multiple plantings, sets of crops, or even a whole season’s crop plan. If you tend to grow a lot of the same crops from one year to the next or if you do a lot of succession planting, this feature can add a lot of efficiency to the crop planning process in AgSquared.
To do bulk duplication just add a check mark to each planting or crop that you’d like to duplicate. Then click on the down arrow next to the check box at the top of your crop list (just below your season filter) and select duplicate:
After clicking Duplicate, the Duplicate Plantings form will open. Here, you are given several important options for how exactly you want to proceed with your duplication.
The first step is deciding if you want to duplicate only your key planting events or your entire schedule of activities for your planting(s). Duplicating the key activities is like starting from scratch with only the most essential planning details while duplicating all activities will give the opportunity to use your previous year's schedule as a template for the coming season.
The next step is deciding if you want to keep or remove your location. By default, when you duplicate plantings your new plantings will be assigned to the same location. If you plan to grow your duplicated plantings in a new place on your farm (i.e. greenhouse, field, or bed), you’ll want to check the Remove Location Assignments checkbox.
You now can choose to keep or remove staff assignments as linkages in the activities of your duplicate plantings. Additionally you can choose to remove your resource usage records to your new plantings.
Last you can decide on the amount of time in days, weeks, months or years that you’d like to move your duplicate plantings. To confirm the duplication, type in DUPLICATE (must be in CAPS) in the space provided and then click the duplicate button:
Your duplicated plantings will then be added and appear in your crop list in the left hand menu of the Crops Tool. If you would like to edit any of this information, you can do so by pressing the edit planing button next to the duplicate planting’s name:
If you would like to record historical data about previous crops and plantings that you grew on your farm, you can duplicate a planting backwards in time by inputting a negative amount of time (as seen below).