How to Use Ag Leader SMS Advanced for Precision Farming
Ag Leader SMS Advanced is a software solution that helps farmers and consultants make smart management decisions using data gathered from planting to harvest. It offers more in-depth analysis and features than SMS Basic, such as creating report and print layouts, discovering yield influencers, revealing management zones, creating formula-based prescriptions, interpreting NIR imagery, better visualizing field topography, and managing operational activities. In this article, we will show you how to use some of the key features of Ag Leader SMS Advanced for precision farming.
Creating Report and Print Layouts
With Ag Leader SMS Advanced, you can create customized report and print layouts that include maps, charts, graphs, tables, and text. You can also save your layouts as templates for future use or share them with other users. To create a report or print layout, follow these steps:
Go to File > New > Report/Print Layout.
Choose a layout type (portrait or landscape) and a paper size.
Add elements to your layout by dragging them from the toolbox on the left.
Resize and position the elements as you like.
Edit the properties of each element by double-clicking on it or using the property grid on the right.
Save your layout by clicking on the Save button on the toolbar.
Preview your layout by clicking on the Preview button on the toolbar.
Print your layout by clicking on the Print button on the toolbar.
Discovering Yield Influencers
Ag Leader SMS Advanced can help you discover what factors influence your yield by using statistical analysis tools. You can compare yield data with other data layers, such as soil type, soil test results, planting rates, application rates, etc. To discover yield influencers, follow these steps:
Go to Analysis > Yield Influencers.
Select a yield layer and a comparison layer from the drop-down menus.
Select a statistic to calculate (mean, median, standard deviation, etc.).
Select a comparison method (by zone or by value range).
Click on the Calculate button to generate a table and a chart showing the results.
Interpret the results by looking at the correlation coefficient (R) and the coefficient of determination (R2). A high R value indicates a strong linear relationship between the two layers. A high R2 value indicates how well the comparison layer explains the variation in the yield layer.
Revealing Management Zones
Ag Leader SMS Advanced can help you reveal management zones in your fields by using clustering algorithms. You can use management zones to create variable rate prescriptions, conduct field trials, or apply different management practices. To reveal management zones, follow these steps:
Go to Analysis > Management Zones.
Select one or more data layers to use for clustering (such as yield, soil type, elevation, etc.).
Select a clustering method (k-means or fuzzy c-means).
Select a number of clusters or zones to create.
Click on the Run button to generate a map showing the management zones.
Edit the zone properties by double-clicking on them or using the property grid on the right.
Save your management zone layer by clicking on the Save button on the toolbar.
Creating Formula-Based Prescriptions
Ag Leader SMS Advanced can help you create formula-based prescriptions that use mathematical expressions to calculate variable rates for seeding, fertilizing, spraying, etc. You can use data layers, constants, operators, and functions in your formulas. To create a formula-based prescription, follow these steps:
Go to File > New > Prescription.
Select a prescription type (seeding, fertilizing, spraying, etc.).
Select a formula-based method.
Type or paste your formula in the formula box. You can use the buttons below the box to insert data layers, constants, operators, and functions.
Click on the Validate button to check your formula for errors. 061ffe29dd