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. Watch our farm setup tutorial video here.
If you have your fields set up already as boundary files, in the RPA, 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.
Autoboundary is available on all plans, on web and mobile.
Click ‘Fields’ tab in the menu on the left hand side
Click ‘+ Add’, then ‘Draw’, then ‘Detect Boundary’.
Select the area where the fields you wish to add are. Click to start making this area, and click again to confirm that area. Click ‘Search’ and let Autoboundary find the fields in that area.
The fields picked up will appear in grey. Select which fields you wish to add to your farm.
Select ‘Continue Edit Boundaries’. Here you can drag the blue points to change the boundary of each field. You can also do this later on, find out how to edit a field.
Click ‘Continue to Name Fields’. Each field must have a name but Field IDs are optional.
If you no longer wish to add a field to your farm, you can remove it by clicking the red ‘x’
If you are unsure which field you are naming, click on the crosshairs to the left of the Field Name column and the map will zoom on to the field it refers to.
You now have the option to set up field usages, you can also do this later on.
Tap the white and blue map icon on the right side of the screen
Tap ‘Create field’
Pan/zoom the map to show the area where you would like to add fields, then tap ‘Search’. Autoboundary will then search for fields in this area.
Tap the fields you would like to add to your farm
Tap ‘Name Fields’ and name the fields you selected to add to your farm. If you are unsure which field you are naming, use the map to pan/zoom so you can see where it is in relation to the rest of your farm.
(Optional) you can now set the field usages. You can also do this later on, find out how to edit a field.
Autoboundary is imperfect, so it may not pick up every field you wish to add to your farm. It works best in the UK, but also works in Europe, Canada, USA and New Zealand.
If a field you want to add to your farm is not picked up by Autoboundary, you can still add it to your farm: