Tend’s Web App Locations Feature Overview
Types of Locations in Tend
A Site is a distinct address where you have land in production. Some growers only have one Site, but if you farm at several different addresses, you can set up a Site for each one for quick and easy navigation in Tend.
You’ll create Fields to define the space where you grow field or row crops. When you create a Field, you indicate the number and size of beds in that field. If you organize your Fields into blocks of beds that are managed similarly, you can add those blocks while you map the field or add them later by editing the field.
Orchards are Locations where you can add and manage tree and vine crops. Orchards are not divided into individual beds in Tend.
The image below shows one Site with several Fields and Orchards.
Defining Your Production Space in Locations
The primary function of the Web App Locations Feature is to define your farm’s production space. You do this by setting up your Farm’s Sites and mapping your Orchards and Fields using Tend’s satellite mapping tool.
Precisely mapping your Fields and Orchards orients Tend to your production space, so you can create accurate Crop Plans that are fine-tuned to your farm’s full production capacity. The goal is to generate precise Field and bed measurements, so there’s no need to get bogged down creating a picture-perfect map of your farm. Accurate field sizes and the correct number and lengths of your beds are all you need to start Crop Planning in Tend.
For step-by-step instructions for Getting Started in Locations, read this article.
Navigating in Locations
To adjust your view and navigate to your different Sites and Locations, you can:
- Zoom in and out
- Use your cursor to grab the map and drag the display to a different area
- Open the Map List to add a new Location or to view and manage your Sites, Fields, and Orchards.
- Click the “Add Location” button to create a new Field or Orchard at an existing or new Site.
Watch the video below to see the zoom, grab, and Map List tools in action.
The Field Details Screen
When you open the Map List, you can click on any of your Fields to open the Field Details Screen to view and update field information. This screen can also be accessed in the Locations Feature by clicking directly on a Field in the Map.
Select the Notes icon to record Notes associated with specific fields for future reference.
You can view current and past planting assignments to a Field’s beds in the Crops Display of the Field Details Screen. To assign a new planting to the field, click the “Assign Planting” button.
To see a list of Tasks associated with a Field, select the Tasks display of the Field Details Screen. Click the “Add Task” button to assign a new production Task to the field.
In the History Display, you can view a log of all changes and activities associated with the selected Field.
To learn more about viewing Field information and managing Tasks and Plantings in the Field Details Screen, read this article.
Managing Locations Season After Season
As your farm grows and changes, you can always return to the Locations Feature to add new Sites, Fields, and Orchards, to edit your existing Locations, or to view and manage your Field Details from a bird’s-eye view.
More Articles on Creating and Managing your Farm Locations
- For an overview of the Locations Feature and how you can put it to work on your farm, check out the Locations chapter of our Getting Started Guide.
- For instructions on adding a new Site to your farm, read this article.
- Learn about the methods for mapping different kinds of Fields in Tend in this article.
- For step-by-step instructions for creating a Field, read these articles on How to Draw a Field and How to Input a Field.
- Learn more about creating and managing Orchards in this article.
- Find details about editing Fields in these articles on Creating Blocks in Fields and Adjusting Individual Bed Lengths. Or check out information on Deleting Fields, How Removing and Editing Beds Affects Farm Data, and Duplicating Fields.
- To learn about using the Locations Feature in the Mobile App, read this article.