As part of your crop season, you're able to add a number of different transactions or movements. One of those is the ability to record an application.
An application is how you'd record the use of a product you currently have on hand. For example, if you have 100 kg of fertiliser on hand and you wished to use or attribute some of that into your Corn growing, you'd add an application.
Applications help build a more complete cost of production report.
Adding an application
To add an application, in your crop season click Add transaction > Add application.
You can only add an application for products you have on hand in your Product tracker.
When adding an application transaction, you'll need to enter the following information:
- Type (actual / forecast)
The ability to add it as an actual or forecast depends on your global date settings in the centre of your screen.
In the above screenshot, I can only raise a harvest as a forecast.
- Application date
This is an accrual or profit date, no cash date is required as applying a product doesn't have an impact on your bank accounts bottom line.
This can be any additional notes you want to record against an application.
- The item you're applying
This is a pre-defined list of products which includes things like herbicide or LPG, along with any other crops / products too like Hay or Linseed.
If you'd like to apply something not on this list, head to your Product tracker and add a new Product. Then you'll be able to add an application of this new product.
- The associated account (sales/purchase)
This is the Xero account which should be associated with the application of product.
The activity is where you define what this purchase is for in relation to your crop season.
An activity can be: preparation, seeding, growing, harvesting, or sales and storage.
- Quantity and price
The quantity of product that you're applying, this can be recorded as a total unit or unit / area e.g. tonnes / hectare.
Along with that, you'll enter a price which is $ / unit e.g. $ / kg. Filling in the quantity and price will auto-populate the total amount for you.
- Field distribution
Field distribution is how you nominate the fields you'll be applying
For example if you are growing Corn across two fields, North & South, and you wanted to apply fertiliser to North Field only, your distribution would be 100% North Field.
When a product has been applied, the quantity on hand in the Product tracker will be lowered.
As you enter applications, they will appear under your crop seasons Costs & Other Income section, and your crop season KPIs will update accordingly.