A Goal without a Plan is just a Wish
Editorial written by AgWorld for the Summer 2020/2021 Seasons Magazine
While most growers are currently focused on harvesting the results of their efforts in the 2020 season, it’s safe to say that their agronomists will already be working on the 2021 season.
Being able to start the next season knowing exactly what must be done where and when is a major advantage in transparency for everyone and, to avoid costly delays and other mistakes, it’s critical that your agronomist, merchandise manager and other stakeholders in your supply chain are on the same page as you.
Your Elders agronomist is among the 85 per cent of Australian agronomists who use Agworld to create their growers’ plans for 2021, which creates significant advantages for you.
Agworld is built on the foundational principle that agriculture service delivery should be collaborative, and that the capacity to share data and work together is key for growers and agronomists to succeed. What this means is that your agronomist doesn’t only create the plan for themself, but that it is designed to be shared with you in a number of different forms – printed and preferably digital.
Did you know that you can log into Agworld for free to view your approved plan in detail on an interactive ‘maps page’ and that you’re also able to run planning reports and see the costs associated with the plans for the coming season? The Agworld service desk can help to activate your account, so you can retrospectively view all the data your agronomist has entered into Agworld in the past or view the plans for 2021.
While it is good for your agronomist to always have your plan available so they can answer your questions and ensure the local Elders branch has all your product needs taken care of, there are significant advantages for growers who have the same access. At Agworld, it is our philosophy that 1+1=3 when it comes to digital agriculture; when partners collaborate on a platform like Agworld, their combined results are better than if they all were to do the same thing separately and individually.
If you decide to become an Agworld ‘basic’ user for example, which only costs $1495 per year, you can view data and add to it yourself as well, among many other features. Being able to view and interact with your field data helps to become more accurate; those of us that have ever made a mistake with managing a crop will know that these tend to cost a lot more than $1495!
With Agworld ‘basic’, you are also able to view your agronomist’s plans and recommendations in-app and convert the recommendations to ‘actuals’ with a tap of a button, creating instant, compliant spray records and field data. This creates the necessary farm records and allows your agronomist to see what has happened in each field, and when.
So, a goal without a plan is just a wish, and it is important for everyone to know the plan at all times to ensure that your goal doesn’t turn into a wish at some point during the season. If you haven’t used Agworld yet, you’ll find that having your Elders agronomist by your side when you start your Agworld journey will make everything a lot easier, and you’ll see immediate value through the data they are already entering for you.
If you want to know more about getting started and accessing your plans in Agworld, and how this helps you achieve your goals, give us a call on 08 6230 2290.
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