1. Navigation und Dashboard

  2. Betriebseinstellungen und Stammdaten

    1. Einstellungen
    2. Optionen im Einstellungen-Menü
    3. Kulturen
      1. Kultur anlegen
      2. Kulturenliste
      3. Bearbeiten der Kultur-Details
    4. Schläge
      1. Schlagübersicht – Schläge, Parzellen und Beete
      2. Beete-Übersicht
      3. Beet-Detailansicht
      4. Beete-Belegung mit geplanten Sätzen
      5. Sätze auf dem Beet bearbeiten
  3. Anbau-Kalender

    1. Sätze anlegen
    2. Anbaukalender Filtern & Sortieren
    3. Den Anbauplan bearbeiten
      1. Sätze verschieben – Kulturzeitänderungen per Drag and Drop
      2. Kalenderwochen-Statistik
      3. Satzübersicht öffnen
      4. Satz-Details bearbeiten
    4. Satz-Aktionen und Bulk-Verarbeitung
    5. Mengenplanung
  4. Aufgaben-Kalender

    1. Ansichten (Monat, Wochen, Tage)
      1. Monatsansicht
      2. Wochenansicht
      3. Tagesansicht
    2. Aufgaben
    3. Aufgaben-Kalender filtern
    4. Aufgaben im Kalender verschieben
  5. Daten

    1. Ernteerfassung und Lieferung
      1. Ernteerfassung
      2. Lieferung
    2. Warenlager
      1. Artikelnummer – Kategorie, Ware und Artikel
      2. Artikelliste (Stammdaten)
      3. Bestandsliste
    3. Kundenverwaltung
      1. Mitglieder/Kunden anlegen und bearbeiten
      2. Abholort anlegen
      3. Anteilstypen/Abos anlegen
    4. Saatgutlager
      1. Saatgutinventur einrichten
      2. Saatgut- und Jungpflanzen-Bestellung
    5. Dokumentation und Statistik
  6. App-Informationen und Hilfe

  7. Smartphone-App für den Anbauplaner

    1. Installation auf dem Smartphone
    2. Statusleiste – Konnektivität und Aktualisierbarkeit
    3. Navigationsleiste und Optionenmenü
    4.  Aufgaben-Kalender
    5.  Aufgaben-Wochensicht:
    6.  Schlagansicht
    7.  Ernteerfassung
    8. Arbeitszeiterfassung
  8. Rechtliche Informationen

    1. Impressum
  1. Settings
  2. Options in the settings menu
  3. Crops
    1. Creating crops
    2. Edit crop list
    3. Edit crop details
  4. Fields
    1. Field overview – fields, plots, and beds
    2. Beds overview
    3. Beds detail view
    4. Bed occupancy with planned sets
    5. Edit sets on the bed
2.1 Settings

Click on the icon in the navigation bar. Personal settings for users/co-workers, farm-specific default values and master data are managed here.

Click the “pencil” icon at the top of the respective card to edit. Only white input fields can be edited, fields with a grey background cannot be changed. Click the “update” button at the bottom of the card to apply changes.

2.2 Options in the Settings Menu

Farm data: Name of the user environment (repository) and selected crop system (Commercial Vegetable Production, Market Garden, CSA).

Customer data: Customer number and contact- and operating data stored during registration.

Prices: Currently booked subscription or if still test customer paid booking

Settings: Set default view (day/week/month) of your task calendar. Here you can also set whether the harvest recording should take place with conversion to weight & statistics and whether the cultivation calendar graphic should collapse when the sidebar is opened (so-called squeeze mode).

API-Keys: Shows keys for used interfaces (e.g., connection of electronic scales for harvest recording or harvest quantities for webshop). The documentation for the API can be found here:


Bed settings: Standard dimensions for bed width, -length and path width as well as standard values for planters or multi-pot plates.

All stored co-workers are displayed here. Create a new co-worker, by clicking “Create“, enter personal data, and assign a suitable avatar. Click on the list-entry for changes in a co-worker´s settings. Please note: Roles can only be assigned after an invitation has been sent to the employee’s mail address.

Own access: Enter the co-worker’s email address to set up their own Micro Farm Planner access – by confirming the email entry, you will send an invitation email with a confirmation link. As soon as the invitee clicks on the link in the invitation email, his/her personal access to your Micro Farm Planner environment will be activated – not received the activation email? – please first check spam folder; No email found? Click on “Resend activation link” at the bottom of the login window on our website micro-farm-planner.com).

Record working time: Enter the hiring date, the annual leave days, the remaining leave from the previous year if applicable, and the weekly working hours. Enter working hours for each day of the week below. The data will then be used in the time registration for this person (see Time registration). You can also register the weekly pensum including the distribution over the week days, e.g. Monday=8 hours, Tuesday=4 hours. Alternatively, the checkmark can be set at “Flexible working hours” instead of “Weekly working hours”. In this case, an agreed number of working hours per week can still be entered, but is optional.

Flexible working hours.

Flexible working hours.

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Overview of available and usable crop planner add-ons

User roles and rights management (optional module): Standard roles with predefined rights are stored under Roles and Rights. User-defined roles can be created and their rights for the micro farm planner use can be defined. In the menu under “Co-workers”, these roles can be assigned to each team member.

User roles and rights management (optional module): Standard roles with predefined rights are stored under Roles and Rights. User-defined roles can be created and their rights for the micro farm planner use can be defined. In the menu under “Co-workers”, these roles can be assigned to each team member.

Using the drop-down menu at the top, a month can be selected in the tabular overview or switched back and forth between months. Corrections or deletions of working times are made via the clock symbol in the “Actual” column.

In the drop-down menu of the “Type” column holidays, illness, or flexdays can be specified. A coloured bar distinguishes off-work days or weekends (in grey), holidays or illness from normal working days. Holidays and working hours can be stored in the employee’s settings and are then displayed here along with the company holidays (menu item Holidays).

Select the day type (Vacation, Sick, Flexible, or Day Off) from the drop-down menu in the Type column. On the left, a colored bar distinguishes non-working days or weekends, vacation or sick days from normal working days (white). Vacation and working hours can be stored in the employee’s master data and are then displayed here, as are public holidays (menu item Public holidays). If you want to set days of a type for a period (e.g. 2 weeks vacation), click on “Enter absence” above. There you can also enter a comment which will be displayed in the duty roster.

Weekly duty roster: In the weekly duty roster, the weekly hours stored under Settings/Employees and the working days selected in Time Tracking for each* active employee* are displayed for the selected calendar week. Each day of the week has two columns, on the left the day type (work day, vacation day, sick day, flexible day or day off) and on the right the work hours scheduled for the day. Changes to a day type can be made directly by clicking on the day and selecting the type in the weekly calendar. If an asterisk is displayed at a day type, a comment is stored, move the mouse pointer over it to display it. Click on “Export” to export the selected week as an Excel file and save or print it. In the upper right corner under “Legend” the colors of the day types are explained. Alternatively, a print-optimized black-and-white version of the duty roster can be printed.

Time registration manager: Here, the company management or anyone with activated rights for the time registration manager (see menu item Roles and rights) can view the time records of all co-workers. For viewing the working hours and absences please select the name of the co-worker from the dropdown list.

Admins can also enter absences via the button of the same name:

Input mask for entering employee absences.

Input mask for entering employee absences.

Successful changes to the entered working times are logged and can be viewed in the overview. If there are time overlaps and conflicts between entered working times, these are highlighted in color. Working days “checked” by admins with the help of a check mark are locked for subsequent reworking:

Overview working days and logged changes and review by admins.

Overview working days and logged changes and review by admins.

Public Holidays: Holidays can be imported for every federal state in Germany. By clicking on the “Plus” symbol, user-defined holidays can be created. The list of holidays created here will then be considered in the time registration. In addition to public holidays, any other custom holidays can be defined. On these days, a required working time of zero is displayed for all employees. Half-day holidays are indicated as 50% under “Working Time Exemption”.

Enter your old password and enter a new one. Confirm the new password and click on “change”.

2.3 Crops

To view or edit your crop´s master data, open the crop view by clicking on Planning/Crops in the navigation bar. All crops grown on the farm are stored here. When creating sets (planning the planting sets for the season in the crop calendar), crops stored here are used as data basis.

Create new entry in the crops list: You can choose from our crop templates or create non-existing crops from scratch. In the following, the functions are described in detail. However, it is also possible to directly plan sets of a crop in the crop calendar and use the integrated crop-creation, to create the crop in the meantime.

2.3.1 Creating a crop

Create crop: Start creating a new crop entry, by clicking “Create crop”-button on the left. Select a crop from the templates or enter the name of the new crop. Edit the data and click on “Create crop” to create a new crop entry. All data can be adjusted later. To do this, click on the crop in the list to display its data.

Create sets: Click + Create set (above the Crop list) to select any crop from the list for which sets are to be scheduled. After selection you will get to the set creation editing window. When selecting an “own crop” from the first list section (= crops from farm crop list), leads to set editing window directly. Be aware, if using “create crop”-Button instead of “create set”, selection of an “own crop”! opens the crop in the farm crop list and aborts crop creation.

Choose crop from dropdown.

Create crop while creating sets: Click + Create set and select “Template Market Garden” from the second section or “Template Field Vegetable Crops” from the bottom-section. You can adjust the crop data in the next window. When finished, enter the planting set-creation window by clicking “next”. The use of “next” button also added to the farm master data list.

Crop templates: Use them for Market-Garden crop system (0.75 m bed system, smaller plant spacing, more crops) or Field Vegetable Crop system (1.2 m bed width, plant spacing for machine planting, common field crops) as a basis for your farm crop masterdata. In any case we recommend you check if they fit your system and adjust.

Crop templates for marked garden crop systems.

2.3.2 Edit crop list

Edit crop list from overview.

Crop list: each crop entry consists of a line with the crop name and its options: “Copy crop”, “Plus” button for direct set creation of this crop and delete (trashcan only displayed if sets of the crop are not planned in any year!). If no crop is open, the number of sets created in the crop year, stored varieties, and note edit on the set are displayed.

Using the search bar, you can search for crops as well as for variety names with the help of full text search.

Crop detail data.

Show crop data: A crop entry can be opened and closed, by clicking in the crop name field. It shows detail view, sorted in tabs by default. If a crop is clicked on, while another is open, they will be displayed one below the other. The current (last opened) crop is always shown on top. Opening a third crop causes the top crop to move down, and bottom crop to be closed. If two crops are open, they can be edited independently and tab view (default setting at the beginning of use) or a complete view, can be selected. The last selected view (Tab or Complete) is repeated for the next crop opened.

2.3.3 Edit crop details

Show complete view of crop data: The “list” icon (to the right of the crop name) opens the crop details. Data from the tabs is then arranged below each other in one view.

Create copy of a crop: A crop-copy can be created by clicking on “Copy crop”. The copy appears as a new entry on top of the list. It contains a new color and the name is followed by (copy).

Delete crop entry: Click on trash can and confirm deletion of the entry. In the example above, the button isn´t shown because both crops include existing planting sets.

The “Create set” button next to the crop name opens set-creation window, for creating sets from the crop´s master data.

Click on “Edit note” to open a note field. Set all important crop notes here.

Detail view of a crop is divided into five areas, which can be selected through the tabs Cultivation & Harvest, Crop Info, Varieties, Task templates and #tags.

 The delete option is only displayed for crops for which no sets are planned. Sets, created in past or future crop year plans are also considered, as these are important for complete farm documentation and statistics. If a crop is to be deleted nevertheless, the sets must first be deleted in all planned years – only then the delete button is again displayed on the crop-card! Cultivation and harvest

Details column: Use the “Color picker”/”Random color” buttons to select a suitable display color in which the crop should be shown in the crop plan and on the beds.

In the selection field Type of feeder you specify, whether the crop is a light-, medium- or strong feeder (how is nutrient-uptake of the crop). This allows you to control the position, the crop has in your crop rotation.

Choose the right Cultivation type (nursery, direct seeding, or young plant purchase) according to how the crop is grown on your farm.

In the Security field, enter a safety margin, e.g., 10%, for the estimated loss during the cultivation period (from bed planting or, in case of direct seeding, from germination to harvest). The buffer is added to the required plant quantity in the auto-calculation.

When using the crop type “Nursery”, it is also possible to enter a germination rate (safety buffer for the time between protected sowing and planting on the bed) in an additional field.

In contrast to “Security”, the germination rate does not refer to failure, but represents the percentage of germinated seeds. The indication, e.g., 85% germination of the seed comes from the manufacturer’s packaging or can be your own estimation.

In the Harvest information (second column), the harvesting method and the (estimated) required harvest quantity in the desired unit are entered.

 The Harvesting method describes, how a crop is harvested. Choose Single harvest for a crop that can only be harvested once (e.g., lettuce or head cabbage, the whole plant gets harvested in the process, then it´s gone). That is, why Single Harvest can only be used with unit “piece”.

Harvest per square meter applies to, e.g., Lamb´s/Baby-leaf lettuce (crops with weight unit)

Harvest per plant and week applies to crops, that are harvested repeatedly, e.g., all fruiting vegetables (tomato, pepper, cucumber, pumpkin, …).

In case of “Single Harvest”, harvest quantities are specified with the “required harvest quantity per week”, because the unit piece (1 piece = 1 plant) is specified and plant quantity to be cultivated and bed meter requirement already result from this.

When using “Harvest per square meter”, the “Expected harvest quantity” must also be entered. This is the estimated average yield per m² that can probably be harvested.

Also, for “per plant and week”, enter the “expected harvest quantity (here, the estimated average yield per plant that can be harvested per week).

 “Required harvest quantity per share and week”: If the farm is entered in the program as Solidarity Farming (farm type CSA in the program settings), the required harvest quantity per member share and week is entered. In this purpose it is necessary, as described in 5.2, to create the quantity and distribution of the shares in the customer administration. Crop info

This tab contains crop timing, plant spacing and transplants information.

Crop timing shows the nursery, growth, and harvest periods of the crop in weeks.

The input field” duration in nursery” is only displayed if the crop contains the cultivation type “Nursery” or “Transplants for sale”.

Plant Spacing includes the distance in the crop row, the distance between rows, and the number of rows on the bed.

Transplants information shows the size of pots/multi-pot plates used for nursery. Store pot or plate sizes by clicking on “create” behind the Multipot-Input field. This links to settings/area parameters, where all types of nursery-pots/plates used on the farm can be put in and then appear in selection menu. If this option is used, statistics for needed substrate quantity, and floor area space are available in docu&statistics.

The number of seeds per multi-pot is needed to calculate the number of seeds required for the nursery. When purchasing transplants, the number of plants per box is entered to calculate the seed and transplant order.

Different delivery weeks: By checking the box “Diff. delivery weeks” you can enter the desired number of delivery weeks (checkbox only appears for the harvesting methods “single harvesting and per square meter”). Varieties

Varieties can be added to the crops and their variety-specific information can thereby be considered in the set planning. The seed information stored in varieties is used for calculation and overview in the seed store.

Create variety: Open the menu by clicking on it. Select a variety, if available in the menu list, or enter a variety name above. Then click “create” to create a new variety entry. Click on “Edit note” e.g. to note variety properties. Finish the input with the green tick.

To delete a variety click on the “trash can” icon next to the variety name (stored seed data will be lost!).

Edit variety details: Open details by clicking variety-name. Select one of the boxes and put in variety-specific data. It´s used when selecting this variety in crop-sets.

Seed entry overview.

Create seed data for the variety with thousand-grain weight: Click “plus” to create a new seed entry. The year of production automatically starts in the currently selected year of crop, each further entry (click on plus again) in the following year. If necessary, change the year of production, enter a seed producer or e.g., “own propagation” and enter the thousand grain weight (TKG).

Check “Show date from previous year” box, to see seed entries from previous years.

To delete a seed entry, click on the trash can behind the TKG field.

 Other units: If you want to enter a seed quantity with weight per area, click on the “Other units” tab at the top. The entry then works exactly as for the TKG entries, except the unit selection.

 TKG: stated by most manufacturers in the variety catalogue (if you have your own seed, count out 100 grains, weigh them and multiply the weight by 10). The TKG information is required for calculating the seed order quantity. Task templates

All task types that are necessary to be done for this crop are created here as templates for set planning. Each newly created set will automatically contain the tasks stored here (if “proposed value” is active). Subsequently created templates can also be transferred to existing sets in the crop plan by clicking “Transfer to sets”.

 System created tasks: The tasks “Seeding (Aussaat) / Nursery (Anzucht) / Planting (Pflanzung)” are created as mandatory standard tasks by the program and cannot be edited or deleted.

Create Task Templates: Standard task templates stored in the program and tasks already created, can be selected from the drop-down menu, which therefore has two sections. At the top templates in use from other tasks with “proposed value” activated (italicized) and below the most common tasks are to be selected.

The latter ar­­e already stored with data that can be customized. All created task templates are then listed on the left. To edit one of these templates, click on it and it will open on the right.

Create new Task Template: By clicking on the plus and selecting the top menu item “create new task template”, you open the editing window for a new template and can now edit all data.

Import template from proposed value: To use a template stored in another crop, click on “Plus” as well and select the corresponding task name in the upper part of the opened menu. You can remove these templates from the menu by clicking on the trash can (deactivates “proposed value” in the template).

Edit task template: If there is no name yet, enter it into the input field on the top left and confirm. You can also edit the name by clicking on it.

Task template for varieties.

An existing template opens by clicking on it in the selection list on the left. The task is edited on the right. To enter a note for the template, click on “Edit note”.

Time specification: Set a relative date to a reference date (number of days before or after nursery/sowing, planting, harvest date or end of crop). Assign a display color for the task using the color picker or clicking the random color button.

Uncheck the “Active by default” box if you do not want the template to be scheduled automatically when the crop is set.

Activate “Proposed value”: If the template is to be included in the selection menu as a proposed value, check “Proposed value” box.

Series template: The task can be planned several times in the crop sets at the same time intervals; to do this, activate the “Series template” checkbox.

Transfer to sets: If you want to add subsequently created tasks to existing sets in the crop calendar, click on “Transfer to sets”.

 Duplicate tasks: For existing sets created with templates, the task is duplicated if using “transfer to sets”-option. Duplicate tasks must be removed manually in the set details.

Delete task-template: Click the trash can of the list-entry you want to delete and confirm.

 Additional fields on stored tasks: For documentation purposes of certain tasks, additional input fields have been created in the tasks, e.g., product name, application rate and unit for task “fertilization”. Hashtags

In this tab, you can create and delete #tags (marker words), to indicate the crop to be displayed on the crop’s sets. In the crop calendar, you can then filter the set list, to show sets with specific #tags only.

Create new #tags in the input field “Assign new #tags”.  Enter one or more words (without separators) and confirm by pressing the Enter key. The #tag(s) will be automatically assigned to the crop.

Stored tags.

The selected #tags assigned to the crop appear in green. To remove them, click on the small X to the right of the name. #Tags created in the crop master data are displayed on created sets if they were not removed during set creation. Tags created from the crop cannot be deleted from sets! To be able to delete #Tags used temporarily or at the single set, create them directly at the set.

2.4 Fields

To enter and store master data for your cultivated areas, open the fields (and plots) overview in the navigation bar by clicking on Planning/fields. The farm areas can be assigned to the sets of the crop plan here.

Field overview.

The fields-view contains an additional year switcher. It works independently from the year selection in the main bar. A change in the main bar will change fields switcher synchronously.

The main navigation bar contains an additional button “Split screen” (to the right of the year switcher) in the field view. Clicking this button displays two field views next to each other. This can be used to compare the acreage occupancy of two seasons, or you can open the following year to the current season and display the over-year sets completely. If split is active, the main year switch is hidden and a year switch appears in each screen. To close the second view, click on the split button again.

 Manual sync: The screens are not automatically synchronized when changes are made, use the refresh button at the top left, if necessary.

Other options in the “Fields”-navigation bar:

“Update” to manually apply changes to fields and beds.

Create new field: Create a new field and plan beds and paths on it.

Set Bed Planning: Open the sidebar to view all sets planned in the Crop Calendar that have not yet been distributed to beds and add them to the beds of your choice.

Fields filter: Filter your fields for a better overview in the field list.

Excel export of all fields: Export your field views to an Excel spreadsheet.

Open/close all fields: Opens the overall view of all fields and plots.

Lock/Unlock drag n drop: Lock drag n drop to avoid sets to be moved while scrolling on your tablet or mobile device.

2.4.1  Fields overview – fields, plots, and beds

To represent your farm´s area division in detail in the program, you can create the areas by plan sizes field, plot, beds. A field can be divided into plots. Fields/plots contain beds.

Field overview – fields, plots, and beds.

Create field: By clicking on “Plus” a new field is created. Each field is displayed as a line in the field overview with name and information about the area. You can also see, how many plots and beds the field comprises and the area of the beds and paths.

Expanded fields amd plots.

If plots have been created, they are displayed as a light blue line in the plot overview. By clicking on the grey line of the superordinate field, you can expand or collapse the plots. The number of beds as well as bed and path area dimensions are also indicated on the plot´s line.

Moving of fields and plots: By left click and holding on the three dots to the left of the entry, you move a field to the other, where it is then subordinated as a plot. In the same way, plots can be subordinated to fields. The sub-plots created, can be pre-planned for crop rotation elements of the same size and number of beds. This gains a possibility of moving entire crop rotation elements to other fields.

Create plot: To create a new plot in the field, click on the field name and on the “+ plot” button on top of the field details sidebar. If only one plot is created, it will take up the entire field area; if there are several plots, each sub-area of a plot can be created on the field as large as desired by defining the number of beds and each bed´s size.

Expanded beds in field overview.

Show beds: If beds have been created in a field or plot, they are displayed in separate lines below by clicking on the field/plot description. To expand a plot with beds, click on the plot description. The beds are shown in striped lines in white and green.

Edit plot details.

Edit field/plot details:  Clicking on the name of the field will open the field detail sidebar. To close, click on the name again, or on the small X in the upper right corner. A new plot can be created in the field. The plot sidebar behaves exactly like the field sidebar, except for the option “Turn plot into a field”.

Turn plot into field: You can break up a plot and turn it back into a field by clicking the “arrow up” button at the top of the sidebar.

Delete a field/plot: Click the “trash can”-Button and, if you are sure, confirm.

  Deleting fields: Fields and plots can only be deleted, if no crop sets are planned on the beds. Past years and subsequent years are also considered here! For documentation reasons, think twice. The past years planning will be lost!

Create set: Sets can also be created in the sidebar of the field or plot, for example, to fill up a planned field, that is almost full.

Field-Excel-Export: Click on “Field xlsx” to export an Excel table of this field, with all beds and sets on it.

Edit field details: In the “Field” tab, enter the name of the field in “Description”. Select, whether the area type is outdoor or protected (tunnel, greenhouse) and change path width, if it differs from default.

Enter the number of beds to be created and their dimensions. Then click on “Create new bed“. By repeating bed creation process, you can add more beds with any dimensions to the field. In this way, beds can be planned on areas with uneven side lengths.

Click on a field name to open the bed view. It´s displayed in the field table, in an own sidebar.

Die Beetansicht wird in der Schlagtabelle angezeigt, wenn du auf einen Schlageintrag klickst und damit die Beetansicht öffnest.

Delete beds: Click the dropdown arrow on the right and select the beds in question by clicking the checkbox. Click on delete “marked” beds

Tasks on the field: Create the tasks for the field or individual beds here, by clicking the “Plus”-Button on the field- or bed-card.

Field Notes: For field documentation in the season, simply click in the input field and make a note. Created notes are shown in the field overview line in the field information.

2.4.2 Beds overview

Beds overview.

Open the bed view: Click on a grey line in the field list. If beds have been created in this field, they are now displayed line by line in the bed overview. To the left of each bed, the bed number or name and the bed length are shown. Planned sets are displayed as colored bars on the beds. The set-bar thickness is halved for mixed crop sets (sets planned on the same bed at the same time), as these are displayed together in one row.

2.4.3 Bed detail view

Open bed details: Click on bed number/or name, (in bed row on the far left) to open the bed detail sidebar. Here you can rename beds, change the bed dimensions bed length and width, and move sets located on the bed. For the latter, select the new area, then the new bed and click on the “Move sets” double arrow.

The bed occupancy under the bed data shows the months on the X-axis and each column shown below corresponds to a calendar week. In the left column the bed meters are displayed line by line from top to bottom. The sets are shown as color-squares over the growing period on the bed. To close the bed detail view, click in the bed line or on the small X at the top right.

Bed detail view.

In the illustration, bed 29 (length 30m) has a set of lamb’s lettuce until the end of April, then a set of tomatoes from May to the end of September, and from the beginning of October a baby leaf lettuce, each planned from the first bed meter. The bed is fully occupied with all sets, as these exceed the total length of the bed (can be seen from the set bar above: 30 meters each of 120/300/200 bed meters total set length.

 Simultaneous sets or mixed crop: When planning several sets with temporal overlap or mixed crop on the bed, the crops are displayed superimposed. Then drag the mouse pointer onto the set to display a marker.

2.4.4    Bed occupancy with planned sets

Click “Add sets” in the field overview. The “Add planting sets” sidebar opens. It contains a list of all sets that have not yet been assigned to a bed, sorted by calendar week (CW) and year. It also contains parts of sets, that did not fit completely on a field.

Add sets in sidebar.

The set list can be filtered, and additional sets can be created.

The X on the right, closes the sidebar.

The list shows all the sets planned in the crop calendar. You can select them, to assign them to one or more beds. Either drag and drop a set from the list to the desired position of a bed or enter the position in the “Start bed & position” selection and assign set to the bed(s) by a Click on the list entry of the set.

Adding sets to beds: Using drag and drop (holding down the left mouse button), you can simply drag the set to the bed you want to plan it on.

Adding sets to beds or plots.

The selection of “Field” must first be used to choose the field or plot (plot with two underscores in front of the name) for the “Click”-method. You can also click on the name of the field or plot in the table.

Before clicking on the set, always make sure the correct field is selected. If a field contains plots, you can only select beds on them; the field no longer contains any beds.

You specify start bed, start position and planning direction under the field/plot selection.

Add set to start bed.

The selection “Plan from front to back” is the default. Switch to backward if you want to plan the set from back to front on one or more beds.

If the set length exceeds the bed length, it is automatically planned on the next bed (depending on the selected direction) if one is available.

Occupancy single bed/with manual set length: If you only want to plan on one bed, switch off “Keep planning on next beds” by clicking the slider. To plan a manual length, activate “Manually set planning length” and enter the length under “Planning length”.

Occupancy single bed and manually set length.

Set list: edit sets and allocation of beds: All sets already planned in the crop calendar, which are not yet assigned to a bed, are listed. Parts of sets that are left over as the remainder of a bed planning, are also listed. Hold the mouse pointer over the set to display a tooltip with the data overview.

To view or change details of the set, click the magnifier icon. Use the trash to delete the set from the crop plan.

Set list: edit sets and change allocation of beds.

If a yellow warning triangle is shown, the set contains missing data.  For example, no bed meters were specified, or not calculated. By clicking on the set, it cannot be planned on a bed and an error message appears. To fix it, open the set details by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol on the set, where the missing information (yellow bordered input fields) can be added.

Filtering sets for the bed layout:  Open filter by clicking on the “funnel” icon (top right). Here you can sort the set list by calendar weeks and crops and select by period, crops, crop type and #tags.

Filter and sort options for beds.

Follow-up sets from field: This filter option shows all sets that were created as a copy of sets of the selected field/plot from the previous year. For example, 12 lettuce sets were grown on the field “Tunnel1” in the previous year. The option “Copy sets to new year” was applied to the entire crop plan of the previous year in the Micro-Farm Planner. If the current year is now selected in “fields”-section and the “Follow-up sets from field” filter is selected for the “Tunnel1” field, the sidebar displays the 12 lettuce records for the new season. These can now be planned onto a new area.

Click on “Close filter” to confirm your selection and close the window.

The filter will appear in light green when activated. To reset the filter and restore the default view, click “Reset filter” at the bottom of the filter window.

2.4.5 Edit sets on the bed

Edit sets on the bed by clicking on the crop name.

Click on the crop name, displayed in the middle of a set bar, to open the options menu for editing the set. Here you can call up the stored set data under “Details”. Click “Remove from bed/field/all fields”, to remove the set from the bed/ from the field/ from all fields. Select “Delete set completely” if you wish to delete the entire set (set will be removed from the crop plan completely, not only from the field!).

By removing it from the bed/field/all fields, the set reappears in the set list. It can be planned on a new area. The delete-option deletes the set in the crop calendar completely!

Set details

If a set occupies a bed, changes can be made to the set at any time by clicking on “Details Set” in the menu. This opens the set sidebar for editing the set data.

Moving the set on the bed: If, for example, set dates change due to weather conditions, a set can be moved to the correct week on the bed using drag and drop. To do this, click on the set bar and keep the mouse button pressed. Now drag the set bar to the desired calendar week. Be sure to remain in the row, the set has been located. All details and dates of the set will be adjusted automatically. The shift is carried out synchronously in the crop calendar.

Moving the set to another bed: If you want to move a set to another bed, you can also do this by drag and drop. Click on the set, hold down the mouse button and drag the set vertically to the intended bed row. Release the mouse button there.

Shifting across fields:

To do this, no sidebar must be open in the field view. Open both fields and drag the set from the bed of one field to the bed of the other field.

Move plot to field/convert plot to field: For example, to move entire plots to another field (i.e. for crop rotation of the following years) an entire plot with sets on it, can be moved to another field, using drag and drop. To do this, click on the three vertical dots on the far left of the field/plot.

To make a plot a field, open the plot details sidebar and click the up-arrow button “turn the plot into a field” next to the plot name.