Fields are an important part of your farm’s map on fieldmargin. You can use them to record what you are producing in different areas of your farm.
If you have your fields set up already as boundary files, in MyJohnDeere or with Natural England you can import them by clicking on the ‘Import’ button. You can read more about these options and instructions for how to do them here.
Otherwise you can draw them by following the instructions below.
- Go to the fields tab on the left hand side of the screen.
- Click ‘New’.
- Give your field a name.
- Draw your field:Add points for the outline of your field by clicking on the map. You can move the map by dragging it even when you have started drawing. To finish your shape double click or click on your starting point.If you make a mistake you can edit your shape by dragging the outline of your shape.
- Set a use for your field (optional). Your field use is a way of recording what is going on in each field, for example crops or livestock. Select the use you want to allocate to that field from the list. Instructions for creating new usages can be found here. Once a use is set you can change it at any time (read more). You old usages will be stored to create a history of your field.
- Once your happy click ‘Create’.
- Tap on the big blue (+) button in the bottom right of the screen and select 'Create Field'.
- Type the name of your field.
- Draw your field. You can do this by adding points on the map (instructions below) or by walking or driving around its boundary (see instructions here).
- Move the marker to where you want your field to be by panning and zooming.
- Once you’re happy tap the map to add your first point.
- Continue in the same way to draw the rest of your shape, when you’re done tap the tick.
- If you make a mistake you can get rid of your last point with the undo button.
- Once you’re happy with your new field press ‘Create’.
- Your field is now created, you can set a use for it by following the instructions here.