If you had already downloaded a demo version of the app, delete this app!
Login using the same username and the password you just set
Go to Admin → Sync
If you’ve already created them in the web app, your fields will appear in the Fields & Biodiversity section, and soil samples will appear in Soil Samples.
Decide where your sample sites will be in each field - familiarise yourself with our guide on how to choose sample site locations.
Select Soil Samples on your phone app
Click the + button at the top of the screen to create a sample site. Select the field you’re in, and add a name for your sample site (e.g. Middle / Margin / Hedge / W Walk / Tree / S1 / S2 / S3 and so on).
Next, select the ‘Map’ tab
Select the three dots in the top right and select ‘Add location’.
Move the map until it’s at the location of your sample site (your location will be shown as a blue dot on the map)
Select 'Done' and your sample site GPS location will be saved
Familiarise yourself with our soil test guide.
Go to Soil Samples on the phone app and tap the sample site you are at.
You should now see a list of soil tests that you can do at this sample site.
Click on the name of a test to record the result of that test.
You can add a photo while recording results from any of the tests, by clicking the camera icon.
Repeat these steps at the different sample sites in your field.
Go to Fields & Biodiversity on the phone app.
Choose the field you’re in.
Go to 'Actions & Observations' to make general day to day observations you notice as you're walking or driving around the farm, or wildlife observations in the 'Biodiversity' section.
Record a photo in Soilmentor to support your observations.
When you're back in a WiFi area/ have mobile internet signal
Go to the Soilmentor phone app homepage
Select Admin → Sync
This will upload your data to the web app, to view on your computer / internet browser. You can then log in on any computer and view your results or update field details on the web app at sm.vidacycle.com.
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