Instant traceability recalls, with 100% accuracy. Trace tobacco back to a grower, area of land/field, crop batch/patch and all inputs and their related suppliers & batch/lot details. If you use farmsoft Post Harvest software for tobacco processing, you can even trace product all the way to customers and invoices.
Easy with auto creation of tasks to guide teams through the best tobacco farming processes. Plan the entire years tobacco crops with just a few clicks! Reduce administration and traceability costs costs by collecting data during farming, reducing the burden on the admin team, and delivering automatic reporting without needing to compile reports manually.
Farm tasks can be created automatically, you check their accuracy and adjust them if the weather or other conditions change. The farming team is guided through farm tasks ensuring work is done at the right time using correct materials, and compliance data is captured at every critical point.
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you know the auditors are coming the next day? Forget about about it. Using farmsoft, you have the confidence that you can do instant recalls, and generate any traceability, farm summaries, and farm records in a matter of seconds.
View costs in real time, down to a spcific patch/block, or by farm site, crop, and variety. Never have production cost shocks again. Budgets are automatically created by the best practice system and allow projections for any period of time into the future, down to the application of a spcific spray chamical or fertilizer.
Optionally use farmsoft Post Harvest packing solutions that seamlessly integrate with the farming software for a complete enterprise management solution. Learn more here.
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Record farm records in the field from phone or tablet, or in the office using PC. Simple interfaces and bar code scanning of inventory used delivers easy data entry.
Monitor costs and estimated costs in real time, accurately, at any time. Automatic budgets project materials and cash flow required well in advance.
farmsoft has handy functionality for every farm, including: Full inventory management & stock take, multi farm & multi site (multiple farms run independently in one group), comprehensive reporting and more...
The best practice module delivers an ever evolving formula thats used to project farming task dates, materials, labor, and equipment required. Ensuring correct tasks are performed at the correct time - never say "Oh, we forgot to do that.." again!
Compliance with international GAP and food safety standards allows easy crop recalls, traceability, and pesticide and controlled substance monitoring and reporting.
You can use farmsoft over the cloud if you like. No hardware, no administration, low implementation costs. Fast implementation.
For larger farms, a locally installed solution can be provided to ensure maximum reliability in locations where the internet can be axed or unreliable.
Managed training services from an experienced solution consultant delivers rapid deployment. On-site and remote training options available. Dedicated support consultant, and central support services for all farmsoft clients. Years of providing real world solutions has refined farmsofts deployment process to make it fast, and minimize disruption to the business.
Ok, we don't really build rockets. But we can tailor farmsoft to match your exact businesses requirements. No two businesses have the same goals and operating processes. We understand this, and have a team of talented young rocket scientists to deliver an outstanding solution with 100% fit.
Ok, this is really detailed, if you watch this - you will become a farmsoft expert! You can see how common business processes are supported by farmsoft. farmsoft is flexible, there are serveral ways to do everything - giving you the choice to choose the best processes for your business.
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Tobacco seeds are scattered onto the surface of the soil, as their germination is activated by light. In colonial Virginia, seedbeds were fertilized with wood ash or animal manure (frequently powdered horse manure). Seedbeds were then covered with branches to protect the young plants from frost damage, and the plants were left alone until around April.
In the 19th century, young plants came under increasing attack from certain types of flea beetles, Epitrix cucumeris or Epitrix pubescens, which destroyed half the U.S. tobacco crops in 1876. In the years afterward, many experiments were attempted and discussed to control the flea beetle. By 1880, growers discovered that replacing the branches with a frame covered with thin fabric effectively protected plants from the beetle. This practice spread, becoming ubiquitous in the 1890s.
Tobacco can be harvested in several ways. In the oldest method, the entire plant is harvested at once by cutting off the stalk at the ground with a sickle. In the nineteenth century, bright tobacco began to be harvested by pulling individual leaves off the stalk as they ripened. As the plants grow, they usually require topping and suckering. "Topping" is the removal of the tobacco flowers while "suckering" is the pruning out of leaves that are otherwise unproductive. Both procedures ensure that as much of the plant's energy as possible focuses on producing the large leaves that are harvested and sold. "Cropping", "Pulling", and "Priming" are terms for removing mature leaves from tobacco plants. Leaves are cropped as they ripen, from the bottom to the top of the stalk.
The first crop of leaves located near the base of the tobacco stalk are called "sand lugs" in more rural southern tobacco states. They are called "sand lugs" because these leaves are close to the ground and get splashed with sand and clay when heavy rains hit the soil. Sand lugs weigh the most, and are most difficult to work with. Their weight is due to their large size and the added weight of soil; slaves lugged each stack to the "stringer" or "looper", typically a female slave, who bundled each stack of leaves. Eventually workers carried the tobacco and placed it on sleds or trailers.