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Getting Started

- Creating an account

From the iFarmPro home page, click the "Sign up now!" button to begin the process of creating a company. HomePage



At the sign up page you will find a submission form requiring a company name, an associated email, and a password with password confirmation. Please ensure that you have access to the email address as this will be important as you go along. SignupPage




- Email Confirmation

Upon successful sign up you should see an email confirmation page. Now you need to go to the email you signed up with. ActivationEmailSent
At this point you must verify your email by clicking the link that was emailed to you. If you did not recieve an email, you may request a new one on the above page. Make certain you did not recieve it before making a request for a new email to prevent conflicts. ActivationEmail
After verifying your email, the confirmation process is complete.

- Farm Setup

At this point you must setup your farm before you will be able to do anything else. Begin by naming your farm and selecting the appropriate weather station. You may name your farm whatever you like, but it is important that you choose the right weather station for your area.

The second step is to declare and name all the wells you use for your irrigations. This step is completely optional. You can name wells whatever you like, but the Point of Diversion code (AKA LRG Number) is a legal identification that should be labeled correctly.
AddFarm_part1

The final initialization step is to add your blocks, fields, soil type, and acreage. The "Acres" field can be left blank, but you may also fill this in if you prefer. Start by clicking the "Add Block" button. Name the block whatever you like. An easily identifiable name is recommended. Then click the "Add Field" button. Name the field whatever you like. An easily identifiable name is recommended again. The soil water section depends upon the soil type of your field. This piece is most important to get correct because your schedule will be built based on this information. Below are some examples of what your soil type and corresponding soil water may be. Once this has been done, click the "Save" button to finish setup.
Add blocks, fields, and soil


Once you've finished setting up your farm and you hit "Save", you should see a page listing all the farms you have (one in this case). You can click on the farm name to see the information you've put in, and from there you get the option to edit the farm. Your Farm Page



- Irrigation Schedule

Immediately after finishing farm setup, you may notice that your irrigation schedule looks something like this:
IrrigationScheduleInitial
Naturally you've irrigated more recently than early July from a year ago. This is a default value set to help ensure you don't leave a field out of your schedule by accident. To resolve this, start by clicking on the irrigations tab.

From there you should input a field, and the most recent time that it was irrigated. This should be in the form of a date (mm/dd/yyyy). Then click save.
AddIrrigation Date

Alternatively, you can enter a date and time of the last irrigation, and use shorthand dates (m/d hour:min).
AddIrrigation date/time

If the year is left blank, then it will default to the current year. Similarly if the time is left blank, it will default to midnight (00:00) of the input date. After a couple of fields, your schedule will look something like this:
IrrigationSchedule_PartiallyComplete

Repeat the steps until you have input the most recent irrigation for each field. If at any point you save incorrect data, you can easily fix it after clicking the edit button next to the mistaken irrigation.
AddIrrigation plus edit

Once you've input the data for each field, the schedule should tell you when each is due for an irrigation based upon the soil type, and how long since your last irrigation.
IrrigationSchedule_Final