The crop rotation planning stage - is one of the stages with a time limit for performing all actions.
You have 10 minutes of real time to plan crop rotation for the current and future years. All players who have not completed crop rotation planning within 10 minutes will be redirected to the stage of the game with the crop rotation state that was planned at the time termination.
The turnaround planning screen consists of several parts:
- in the center is a zone with fields available for planning. A zone with fields is conventionally a Gantt chart with a sequence of fields from different cultures.
- to the left of the field zone there is a history of the last three predecessors for each field, more about the planning of predecessors
- above the field zone - icons available for planning crops.
- under the zone of fields - the values of working capital, net profit and return of capital averaged for all fields.
- in the lower bar - data on the selected region, a link to the technical operations map for the selected region, data on the area and number of fields of your “company” in this session.
Six crops are available for simulation: winter wheat and rapeseed, sunflower, corn, soy, and RoundupReady soy.
You can plan the fields of those crops that according to the technical map of your region “start” later than the current moment. When initially planning a crop rotation, you can also plan incomplete fields for crops that are harvested later than the start of the session according to the technical map of the selected region. For example, if the session starts at the beginning of the year, when initially planning a crop rotation, you can plan winter fields that you will remove this year.
Technical operations in incomplete fields that are performed before the start of the session according to the technical map of the region are considered as performed with average default parameters.
To plan a field for a specific culture on the field, drag the cursor to the culture icon from the row of icons above the fields. As soon as you pull a culture from the list, all available areas will be highlighted in the fields where the field can be planned according to the technical map of your region and the time periods already occupied by other cultures. The length and location of the area occupied by the crop is limited to the last week of the optimal sowing time on the left side of the display and the first week of the optimal harvest time on the right side.
In the PRO session, you can plan not only upcoming and incomplete fields, but also predecessors. Learn more about predecessor planning.
On an already planned field in the left part is indicated the projected yield on this field based on forecast yields on the basis of the planned costs for seeds / fertilizers / plant protection products and influence of predecessors, also prediction of return of capital based on estimated gross yield and the current spot price. These indicators change dynamically if you change the cost on culture and the rescheduling of its predecessors.
By clicking on the field - opens a detailed cost of seeds / fertilizers / plant protection products
Clicking on the cross on the right side of the field removes the field from crop rotation.
To complete the crop rotation planning - click “I have planned”, the session will start as soon as all the participants in the session confirm the planning willingness or the time allotted for crop rotation planning expires.
Whatever I add to the fields, I get a negative return on capital. What's up?
The yield forecast for each field of each crop considers factors such as the historical average yield in the selected region, the influence of your predecessors and the historical or your costs for fertilizer seeds and plant protection products. In turn, the forecast for the return of capital is also affected by the current spot price for the crop according to the generated / selected scenario, the prices of some crops may be underestimated.
Experiment with the order of the fields to select the optimal predecessors, select those crops that offer the best return of capital. Please note that spot prices are more likely to change by the time you can sell the crop, each change in prices will affect the return of capital forecasts for each crop.