The Crop plan feature is the underpinning of the Tend application. The Crop plan turns your paper-and-pen or spreadsheet crop plans into a dynamic and responsive tool.
This document will take you through the features available within the Crop plan.
To access the Crop plan, click “Crop plan” on the left-hand side.
Starting from top to bottom, we’ll explain the features and how they work.
At the top of the Crop plan, you’ll see revenue and expenses. This is a tally of the annual revenue and expenses based on information you’ve entered. As you update expenses, reports, and sales throughout the application, Tend will reflect that information here.
Beneath the revenue and expenses you’ll see “Crop List.” If you click Crop List, you’ll see a list of your crops for easy access. By clicking on a specific crop you’ll see the relevant information for that crop.
To the right of “Crop List” is a category dropdown. Clicking on this dropdown will enable you to filter your crop plan based on the categories. For example, if you only want to view the crop plan for your flowers, click flowers.
On the right hand side of the settings bar are a handful of helpful icons. As you probably guessed, the print icon enables you to print selections of your crop plan. If you click on the season selector you can select different seasons. The timegraph toggles the crop plan between location view and date view. The icon to the right of the timegraph controls the displayed columns. That way if you only want harvest and yield information you can hide all the planting and greenhouse information. The final icon on that row toggles on a revenue and space information graph. This displays the percentage of field space being occupied and can help you decide when to plant additional or fewer successions.
Your Crop plan will load according to the all planting view, or default view. To change the view click on the three icons to the right of the word “view” on the settings bar.
If you hover over each icon, it will detail that view. For example, the indented view is the “all plantings view.” The other views are plantings by location and greenhouse view. To learn more about each view, click here.
Below the top-line bar there’s an additional row of settings.
If you click on “Add Plantings” you’ll choose between a new planting or a duplicate and move through adding a planting. For more information on that process, click here
The Live Edit button enables you to click and drag your crop events along the timegraph.
To edit individual or multiple crops hover over the right side of the crop name to reveal a checkbox. By clicking on the checkbox you’ll be able to click on “Edit,” the delete or duplicate icons. If you delete it, you’ll be prompted to confirm. Clicking duplicate will prompt you to choose between this year and another year. Review the gif below for a walkthrough.
To sort your crop plan based on various categories click on the “Sort: Crop Name” dropdown. Once you select the relevant category, you can view the Crop plan accordingly.
With these tools you’ll now be able to create and manage your crop plan. For information on the mobile app crop plan, click here.