Variants or Cultivars

Create a variant for each crop type you want to harvest or receive at the packhouse.

Variants are optional
If variants are not relevant, create a variant with the same name as the produce.

Create Variant

  1. Click on "Add Variant"

  2. Select the Produce

  3. Specify the name of the Variant

  4. Specify the unit and estimated weight in which the variant is harvested. Example variants:

    1. Tomatoes are harvested in crates and the estimated weight per crate is 18kg. The tractor loads all the crates and transfers it to the warehouse i.e.

      1. Harvest Unit = Crate

      2. Harvest Unit Factor = 18

      3. Calculated Harvest unit = kg

      4. Transfer Unit = N/A (The Harvest Unit defaults if nothing is specified)

      5. Transfer Weight = N/A (The Harvest Unit Weight defaults if nothing is specified)

    2. Sweet potatoes are harvested in crates and the estimated weight per crate is 22kg. The tractor loads all the crates into a bin and the estimated weight of a full bin is 400kg i.e.

      1. Harvest Unit = Crate

      2. Harvest Unit Factor = 22

      3. Calculated Harvest unit = kg

      4. Transfer Unit = Bin

      5. Transfer Unit Factor = 400

      6. Calculated transfer unit = kg

Variant Conversions

If a variant is harvested or transferred in more than one way, multiple conversions can be added.

  1. Click on the desired variant

  2. Click on the + icon next to Harvest Conversions or Transfer Conversions

  3. Provide the factor and unit for this conversion

    1. 20 kg per crate or 80 units per bin etc.

  4. Click on add

  5. Click on Save Changes

Variable Factors

If the calculated unit of the variant changes over a period of time the factor can be set up for a period of time. For example, when harvesting Macadamia nuts, the weight of the nuts decreases over time as they dry out, the estimated weight per crate can be set up weekly.

  1. Click on the desired variant

  2. Click on the "Edit" icon in the top right toolbar

  3. Clear the "Harvest Unit Factor" field and leave it empty

  4. Click on "Save"

The "Variable Variant Factors" section will now be enabled

  1. Click on the "Add Factor" button

  2. Specify the factor of the harvest unit ex. 10kg

  3. Select the date to which this factor will be applied

    • All harvest items after this date and time will be affected by this factor

  4. Click on "Save"