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Sirrus Training
Installing Sirrus & Basic SettingsSirrus an app designed to enhance collaboration between growers & service providers so as to facilitate better management decisions. In this series, we walk through the installation of Sirrus, setting up a SyncID account, and the basic settings.

Downloading Sirrus from iTunes[1:15]

Sirrus is available within the iTunes market. This video shows how to find Sirrus within the app market and install it.

Logging into Sirrus[2:13]

Sirrus requires a SyncNow account. This tutorial will demonstrate logging in with a SyncNow ID who already have a SyncNow account from SST Summit.

Downloading Growers[1:54]

In order to save space on your iPad, Sirrus allows you to download only the growers you need at that time.

Removing Growers[1:22]

When you no longer need access to a grower on your device, you can remove the grower to clear up space on your iPad. Removing a grower is different than deleting a grower.

The Settings Menu[1:02]

The Settings menu allows you to change functionality within Sirrus, such as English or Metric options. This video walks through a few of the options a user will want to set immediately upon using Sirrus.

Navigating the Grower-Farm-Field Hierarchy[1:56]

In this tutorial, we navigate through the Grower-Farm-Field Hierarchy within Sirrus.

Save Memory by Turning Off Grower Pins[0:49]

Within Settings is the option to toggle the Grower pins on or off. Pins can chew up a lot of your tablets memory, causing the iPad to shut down Sirrus. In this video, we show you have to turn the pins off so as to save memory.

Exchanging DataExchanging data between working parties who have a common interest on a specific field is vital in a good precision ag practice. In this series, we review the various methods of exchanging data.

Sending a Data Bullet[2:40]

Data Bullets allow you to exchange data layers, along with admin rights, with other parties who have a SyncNow account without establishing SyncNow relationship.

Receiving a Data Bullet in SST Summit[00:51]

In this tutorial, we demonstrate what appears within the Summit SyncNow pane when a DataBullet is received from Sirrus.

Adding a Data Bullet Contact[00:35]

Sirrus allows you to build a contact list for sending Data Bullets. In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to add and delete contacts.

Digitizing Field BoundariesSirrus allows you to digitize field boundaries directly onto high resolution, geo-referenced imagery. The following tutorials explore the techniques involved in collecting quality field boundaries.

Digitizing a Simple Boundary[3:53]

Sirrus provides the ability to digitize a highly accurate field boundaries without GPS by using high resolution, geo-referenced imagery. In this tutorial, we look at the steps involved in digitizing a simple boundary.

Editing Vertices & Saving Boundaries[2:18]

After digitizing a boundary, you may need to make adjustments to the vertices. This tutorial demonstrates how to move vertices and then assign a field to the grower-farm-field hierarchy.

Snapping Common Boundaries[1:09]

Snapping common boundaries is a common occurrence when digitizing boundaries that share a border. In this tutorial, we demonstrate the process of snapping a common boundary.

Understanding the Importance of Boundary GUIDs[]

There may be times when you are tempted to delete a field boundary and re-digitize a more accurate one. It is essential to understand how operation data is tied to a field boundary's GUID number. In this tutorial, we look at how to edit a field rather than delete it, thus maintaining the original GUID number.

Deleting a Field Boundary[]

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The Union Polygon Tool[3:14]

The union feature allows for two adjacent polygons to be combined into one. In this tutorial, we use the union tool in an example where we need to expand our field boundary.

Removing Uncultivated Areas[1:43]

After digitizing the outer boundary of a field, Sirrus allows you to remove uncultivated areas. In this tutorial, we look at how to use the draw feature to remove uncultivated inner polygons.

Converting Uncultivated Areas to Cultivated[1:07]

There may times where you reclaim some land from section of brush or fix that chronic wet zone with some tiling. Sirrus allows you to easily convert uncultivated areas back to cultivated.

Digitizing Complex BoundariesMany fields are not four cornered, straight-lined rectangles. Instead, they have curvy boundaries and uncultivated areas that need to be removed. In this series, we look at the steps involved in digitizing complex boundaries.

Steps in Digitizing a Complex Boundary[2:26]

When digitizing complex boundaries, it helps to break down the process into smaller, manageable tasks. In this tutorial, we look at the steps involved and why to start with the outer boundary.

Removing Zones with the Split Feature 1[2:44]

In the previous tutorial, we digitized the outer boundary of our field. We will now start to remove uncultivated areas using the split feature.

Removing Zones with the Split Feature 2[1:36]

Continuing to remove uncultivated areas, this tutorial demonstrates how to use the split tool to remove an entire waterway cutting across a field.

Removing Zones with the Split Feature 3[1:35]

In this tutorial, we demonstrate another approach when using the split tool as we remove the second waterway.

Removing Zones with the Split Feature 4[1:42]

As we finish digitizing our complex boundary, this tutorial will cover some vital steps in saving and syncing edited boundaries.

Digitizing Center PivotsSirrus provides specific tools to quickly digitize center pivots. This series of videos will demonstrate who how to quickly set pivot boundaries, digitize dryland corners, and make adjustments as each boundary requires.

Obtaining a Pivot Measurement[1:30]

Sirrus makes digitizing a center pivot and the surrounding dry land corners easy. In this tutorial, we cover the first step in digitizing a pivot, which is obtaining a radius measurement.

Setting the Pivot Boundary[1:23]

After obtaining a radius measurement, we can generate an accurate pivot boundary. This tutorial demonstrates how to generate the circular boundary and make adjustments for an accurate boundary fit.

Using Splits to Make Adjustments[1:44]

Pivot boundaries often will have portions of straight edges in order to accommodate roads or other boundaries. In this tutorial, we look at how to adjust for straight sections by using the split polygon feature.

Digitizing Dryland Corners[1:44]

Once a pivot boundary is in place, you need to add dryland corners. In this tutorial, we add the bordering corners and utilize the snapping feature as we digitize the outer boundary.

Digitizing Partial Pivots: Part 1[1:26]

Using a combination of the pivot tool and the split tool makes digitizing partial pivots easy. In this tutorial we obtain a measurement and set the initial pivot boundary.

Digitizing Partial Pivots: Part 2[1:14]

After setting the initial pivot boundary, the split tool is utilized for trimming out partial pivots. In this tutorial, we split a pivot boundary and make final adjustments.

Soil Sampling with SirrusSirrus allows you to quickly create soil sampling schemes or reference sampling operations from the past. In these tutorials, we will look at the various ways to use Sirrus to accomplish your sampling jobs.

Creating a Sampling Grid[2:21]

Sirrus provides the ability to sample by grid, zone, or to resample using a previous sampling operation. In the few tutorials, we will walk through how to create a sampling operation with a grid.

Creating a Navigation Path[:58]

After creating a grid of reference points, Sirrus allows you to create a navigation route through the points. This navigation route will guide you from point to point while in the field pulling samples.

Setting Options for Logging Samples[1:44]

A record is created for each soil sample that is logged. Within the logged records section, you can change the options for the attributes.

Logging a Sample Point[3:06]

Once you are in the field, Sirrus will guide you to each reference point. Once a sample is pulled, the reference point will be replaced with an actual point. Sirrus will then guide you to the next point to be sampled.

Using Previous Samples Operations for Reference Points[0:00]

Sirrus allows for consistency in sampling from one season to the next by allowing you use previously sampled points as reference points.

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Crop ScoutingThe scouting features within Sirrus allow you to record, share, and create reports of numerous scouting operations. The scouting features have been designed to accommodate various approaches to scouting.

Getting Started: Point vs. Polygon Settings[1:33]

Sirrus allows you to collect scouting data via points or polygons. In this tutorial, we show you where to set the point or polygon settings.

Introduction to agX Content Picklists[1:37]

In this tutorial, we show where the scouting features may be accessed and how to use the agX Content picklists.

Dependent Picklists & agX Content Requests[0:48]

As we saw in the previous tutorial, Sirrus populates scouting data using picklists of agX Content. In this tutorial, we see how some picklists are dependent on others and how to make an agX Content request.

Scouting Example Using Points: Part 1[1:59]

In this tutorial, we walk through an example of creating a scouting operation by dropping points throughout a field as you are scouting.

Scouting Example Using Points: Part 2[1:46]

Continuing from the previous tutorial, we finish scouting the field, save our operation, and sync with the agX servers to secure our data.

The Data Panes & Map Interactivity[1:53]

After you save a scouting operation, a map layer of the operation will appear at the field level. When selected, scrolling data panes will appear at the bottom of the screen that interact with the map.

Generating a Crop Scouting Report[1:18]

After scouting operations have been saved, PDF reports may be generated from within Sirrus.

Associating Images with Scouting Operations: Part 1[2:12]

During your scouting operations, you can associate images with a scouting operation. In this tutorial, we demonstrate the basics of adding a photo to a scouting observation.

Associating Images with Scouting Operations: Part 2[2:24]

In this tutorial, we continue to look at associating images with scouting observations, then we create an operation report with the associated images.

Planting, Fertilizer, & Crop ProtectionSirrus enhances the data collection to application workflow by allowing you to assign tank mixes and custom fertilizer prescriptions while scouting fields. In these tutorials, we will look at various uses of the tillage, planting, reports, and recommendation features within Sirrus.

Setting Up a Tank Mix[2:44]

Sirrus provides the ability to create tank mixs or custom fertilizer applications so that you can easily prescribe them when needed. In this example, we demonstrate how to set up a tank mix.

Applying a Tank Mix[2:58]

After saving a scouting operation, you can immediately create a Rx tank mix. In this tutorial, we save a weed scouting operation and prescribe the tank mix we previously created as a recommendation.

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Generate a Scouting & Rx Report[1:41]

Save the scouting data and associated Rx; then generate a report to send to your clients.

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Management ZonesSirrus allows you to display various management zones and assign operations to the classification zones or sub-zones.

Introduction to Management Zones[2:08]

In this tutorial, we look how to access management zones at the field level and how to select zones by color classifications.

Applying Operations to Selected Zones: Part 1[2:05]

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to apply an operation to specific zones using planting as an example.

Applying Operations to Selected Zones: Part 2[1:25]

Continuing from the previous tutorial, we look at how to change the planting rate in a sub-zone of a classification.


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