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What is a crop season?
What is a crop season?

Learn more about what we call a "crop season" and how you can keep on top of your cropping production

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Written by Alexandra Henley
Updated over a week ago

Production trackers on Figured are used to keep on top of all the various forms of production on your farm - whether you're a sheep and beef farmer, a dairy farmer, a potato farmer, or something in between.

For crops (arable), you would have a crop season setup for each crop type you produce.

Crop seasons are flexible - you can set up a crop season that spans as little or as much time as you want. They have no end date, only a start date.

Working in a crop season

Within your crop season, you'll have a list of products available depending on the crop type you've set up. Your different products will have unique calculated KPIs so you can better and more accurately track the profitability of your crops.

For example, if you add a Soybeans crop season, your only product available is soybeans. Whereas if you add Rice as a crop season, you'll have two products available: rice grain and rice straw.

Your crop season allows you to:

  • Record and track area/field changes

  • Record planned costs attributed to your crop season, like spraying or storage costs.

  • Record crop harvests

  • Record crop and other inventory purchases (like fertiliser)

  • Record crop and other inventory sales

You can enter these movements as they happen on the farm, or you can enter them retroactively every week, month, or even a year after the fact, depending on what you intend to use Figured for.

How the crop season works with actuals and forecasts

You enter actual and forecast transactions into your crop season. An example of how you would use your crop season in these two views is below:

  • You have a crop season for Wheat setup for the wheat you grow on the farm

  • You would enter a forecasted sale of 100 t of wheat for the following year

  • The next year, when you've harvested and packaged up your wheat, you realise you harvested a lot more than first anticipated and add an actual sale of 200t of wheat.

The crop season then passes this actual information to your preferred accounting software. The crop season also passes the actual and forecast transactions to other parts of Figured, like your planning grid and your reports.

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