From the My Files
page, select the "Browse" button to select the file
you want to upload. Select the grain type for the field your
uploading and give it a name meaningful to you (e.g. South 40)
then click on "Upload File" button.
How is the composite
revenues, expenses and net profits derived?
revenues and expenses are the summation of the files you
uploaded and inputs or selections you made within calculator for
each field. The revenues are defaulted to the daily cash price
from CBOT and can be modified to futures or specific price
selection you make on each field within the calculator. Expenses
represent the direct and indirect expense inputs you made
within calculator for each field. Revenues - Expenses = Net
Profit. Net Profit is used loosely and assumes you include all
your expenses which may include income taxes.
How do I view or
modify my error corrections details?
From the My Files
page, select the file by clicking on the radio button
displayed to the left of the field name then click on "View
Error Correction Details" button. Once the errors correction
window appears, you can view or modify the details by clicking
on the "Change" button. Note that error correction
details are view only and cannot be modified after the initial
updated and error correction process. This method is also
used to view general data entered about your harvest, such
as chemical usage, or soil type.
Is there something I can do to make
my maps display quicker?
The My Maps page presents a color
coded graphical display of your yield, moisture or hybrid
field maps. The heavy graphics may take a while to display on
your screen. The amount of time it takes to display may vary
depending on your internet connection. If you feel your maps
are taking longer and longer to display then it may be time to
delete your temporary files. In Windows, go to
Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup.
Can other subscribers see my maps
or detail data that I uploaded?
of our services includes the uploading of your yield monitor
files, mainly for your analysis and use. The graphical views representing your fields – such as
yield maps - will not be shared with other users, or third
parties. However, the summary information contained in these
files will become part of the HarvestMap database that is
available to any subscriber in a non-identifying and aggregate
basis. Please see our Privacy Statement
What does the
histogram suppose to tell me?
The histogram is
statistical analysis provided that displays the average yield
for the field and degree of variability. For example, the
average yield may be 160 bushels per acre in which 75% of data
points are within 40 bushels of the average. The 40 bushels
represent the degree of variability.
What does equal
When creating maps
of your field, you have a choice of how the data is grouped,
which then becomes part of the map legend. The equal distribution
choice means that of the eight ranges that are listed in the
legend, the number of data points will be equal in each range
group. To do this, the range end points are adjusted automatically
to accommodate this.
Why is the search
I performed on the community view page show a different result
than the same search I performed last week?
community view data base will continue to grow as new
subscribers join and upload their files, which will impact the
results of your search in a good way. The more subscribers
that join, the better the quality of data that will be available
for you to analyze. Spread the word to family, friends and
neighbors the power of sharing data through the HarvestMap
community view and help us grow the database.
How do I perform
a search and how would I use it?
Perform a search by choosing specific
criteria from the selection values, just scroll
and click on the values you want to narrow your search on or search on
all. The more criteria you select the more closely you can mirror the
conditions you have experienced or anticipate this year. Here's a few search examples:
1. See how a specific hybrid performed in the HarvestMap community
relative to your personal experience by selecting one of your hybrids from the selection
values list and hit the
2. Discover what hybrid performed the best under similar conditions you
experienced by selecting the crop type, weather and
soil type that best matches your conditions and hit the search button
3. Create performance rankings among the suppliers
by specifying a crop type and hitting
Can I print or copy
to Excel the search results?
Yes. To print simply
click on your internet browser print button. If you would like to copy
search results to Excel to perform further analysis just select
the area of the report you wish to copy and select Edit/Copy
(shortcut is Ctrl C) then go to excel and Edit/Paste (shortcut
is Ctrl V).
does the commodity information come from?
The commodity futures quotes come from the Chicago Board
of Trade (CBOT) with daily updates. The prices shown are
prices from the most recent market close available. If the
price is not current the provider hasn't submitted
the most recent information or the current day market is not closed.
Can I select a specific
price or commodities futures price to calculate revenues for
one of my field?
Yes. To see projected
revenues from your field select CBOT cash or futures from
drop down or input a specific price (Bushels × Price = Revenues)
Can I put in detail
cost items into the calculator?
In addition to
direct (or indirect) cost per acre or total cost in input
boxes under the Profit Calculations column you can launch Direct (or Indirect) Cost itemizer by clicking on
buttons to left of input boxes to itemize your expenses. HarvestMap Systems Direct (and Indirect) Cost Itemizer
is an operating
expense tracking tool. This tool allows you the flexibility to keep track of
expense details by field.
Is there a way to
put in a specific cost item that is not listed in itemizer?
Yes. Just type
in Other expenses in box provided if not displayed in line
items provided and enter
data by cost per acre or total cost for each line item.
The what-if tool will search the
HarvestMap database with some
criteria that you specify, and by some criteria that is automatically
based upon the current field type being viewed. The automatic
items include your field's product type, such as corn, or
soybeans. You can add constraints to this search by including
soil type, and some weather parameters.
How statistically reliable is the results of the What-If?
It depends on the data population that meets the specified
criteria. If there is a large number of data items that meet
the specified criteria, then the confidence in the data becomes