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Crops and Plantings

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2013 08:15PM EDT

What is a Crop? 
Crops are created in AgSquared to help you keep your plantings organized in a way that is meaningful to you.  For example, you might consider all of your winter squash plantings to constitute one crop even though they represent many different varieties of the Cucurbita genus. In contrast, you might decide to organize your heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes as two separate crops because you manage them differently during the season, or sell them in different contexts.  In AgSquared you get to define what a Crop is, so be sure to pick a designation that is most useful to you!

What is a Planting?
In AgSquared, plantings are "housed" within crops; plantings consist of a group of plants which are all planted on the same day, and that you plan to manage together over the season. A Planting often consists of a single species and variety but can also be a mix of crops.  Mesclun mix is a good example of a planting made up of multiple crops and varieties that are combined together to create a single planting.

In the Crops Tool, crops and plantings are organized in the menu bar on the left hand side:

When getting started, it is important to remember that in order for plantings to be created, they must be assigned to crops.


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