Sirrus Version History

Sirrus web v1.0 (www.sirrus.ag) \\ Released: December 5, 2018

Update Highlights:

Dashboard: Get an overview of your data by using the mapping tool, activities tile and current weather conditions tile.
Add fields: Author new fields easily and quickly using our web drawing tools or by picking a field on the map.
Activities: Visualize your FarmRite Nutrient and Fertilizer Recommendations.
Recommendation Editor: Edit your FarmRite Fertilizer Recommendation OR create a new Fertilizer recommendation from Nutrient Recommendations. (Premium Feature)
Shapefile Export: Export and Save a shapefile of your Fertilizer Recommendation. (Premium Feature)
Syncing: Access to all of your Fields and FarmRite Fertilizer and Nutrient Recommendations.
Settings: Adjust your application settings for Language, Measurement System, Nutrient Profile, and Email Preferences.

New Features:

Dashboard 

  • Map Tile – Provides an interactive map allowing the user to see a spatial representation of their fields. Hovering over the fields will provide the user with the Field Name and area.
  • Weather Tile – Provides Current Conditions and Historical Rainfall information.
  • Activities Tile – Provides a list of the users Activities. Currently, only Nutrient Recommendations and Fertilizer Recommendations created in FarmRite are supported.

Grower | Farm | Field Filters: Narrow down your view, to show information only for the Fields that you are working with.

Add Fields 

  • Draw – Allows the user to author new field boundaries by hand drawing or picking a field.
  • Edit Existing Field - Allows the user to edit existing boundaries that are in their account.

Activities: View and obtain information about an Activity. The user can visualize their Activity on a map with statistics about the layer on the same interface. This also provides an entry point into the Recommendation Editor and Shapefile Export

Recommendation Editor: The user has the ability to make and save edits to their FarmRite recommendations. With tools for adjusting Products and Rates, users can customize their recommendations as they see fit. (Premium Feature)

Shapefile Export:  Export recommendations to the controller using the Shapefile export option.  (Premium Feature)

agX: Sirrus is agX compliant. Any data created in Sirrus will be accessible by other agX compliant applications such as Summit. In addition, data created in other agX applications will be available here in Sirrus.

Settings

  • Language – Ability to change the language for the entire web application.
  • Measurement System – Ability to change between English and Metric units for the entire application.
  • Nutrient Profile – Ability to change the desired Nutrients Profile for the entire application.

Sirrus 4.6 \\ Released: November 26, 2018

Update Highlights:

Button Orientation: Both left and right-handed users are now accommodated. Users can now choose their preferred layout (left or right) for collection of boundaries and all activities.
Default Crop: is now shown on Recommendation Summary and Scouting & Recommendation reports if a default crop is designated.
Report Settings: Users can now choose the Job Title that they would like to display on their reports.
Share Shortlists using Data Bullet: Users can now Data Bullet their personal shortlists to other users.

New Features:

Activities

  • Added Button Orientation setting to accommodate both left and right-handed users.
    • Users can now choose their preferred layout for collection of boundaries and all activities.
  • Optimized agX Shortlist layout.
    • Users will not be required to make shortlists for attributes with fewer choices.

Reports

  • Added Default Crop to Premium reports.
    • Crop is now shown on Recommendation Summary and Scouting & Recommendation reports if a default crop is designated.
  • Added a customizable Job Title field to Report Settings.
    • Users can now choose the Job Title that they would like to display on their reports.

Sync

  • Added the ability to share Shortlists using Data Bullet.
    • Users can now Data Bullet their personal shortlists to other users.
  • The most recent version of agX content will now be included in each update.
    • This should reduce sync times after taking an update.
  • Sync Improvements
    • User-initiated syncs will no longer keep users from working in Sirrus.

Exports

  • Added shapefile export to Management Zone Options menu.
    • Users can now export a management zone shapefile from within the view.
  • Added the Ability to export support packages to other iOS apps.
    • Users can now choose to send a support package to any app that accepts zip files.

Sirrus 4.5 \\ Released: October 12, 2018

Update Highlights

Default Crop: Use Default Crop to automatically populate crop within activity collection. (Premium Feature)

Scouting Schedule: Users can now specify the frequency that “Fields to Scout” will list fields without recent scouting activities.
Manure Activity: Users can now recommend and record manure applications.
Reports: Added activity based fertilizer recommendations to the Fertility Report. (Premium Feature)
Exports: Users can now export Management Zone Shapefiles.
Sync: agX Shortlists are now syncing to users’ accounts.

 

New Features

Activity Collection

  • Added support for manure activity.
    • Users can now recommend and record manure applications.
  • Added option in settings to remove scouting photos by default when using re-scout.
  • Added the ability to create a scouting schedule in scouting dashboard tiles.
    • Users can now specify the frequency that “Fields to Scout” will list fields without recent scouting activity.
  • Short lists now sync to agX
    • agX shortlists are now syncing to users’ accounts. In the event of an uninstall/reinstall, shortlists will now be retained
  • Added the ability to designate a default crop. (Premium Feature)
    • Use current planting applications as the foundation for future collection. Default crop will be populated within: Scouting, Tissue Sampling, Harvest collections.
  • Added tank mix viewing to iPhone crop protection & fertilizer collection.

Exports

  • Added shapefile export for management zones.

Reports

  • Added activity based fertilizer recommendations to the fertility report. (Premium Feature)

Settings

  • Organized settings to best fit current and future customer needs.
    • Added more detailed groupings of similar settings.
  • Improve seasons downloaded by listing all available activity types for download
  • Improve agX sync management.
    • Users will be able to manage their activities easily within ready to sync and not ready to sync.

Sirrus 4.4 \\ Released: August 1, 2018

Update Highlights

Premium Imagery: Various optimizations to the Approve/Reject workflow.

Activity Collection: Optimized Soil Sampling Collection for left-handed users, and added the ability to Select All polygons by default in activity collection.

Reports: Added Quick Report for Soil Sampling.

New Features

Premium  Imagery

  • Added Reject action to Swipe Menu
  • Added cloud cover check to Approve/Reject screen
  • Added Help Text to Approve/Reject Screen
  • Added Enrollment Date to Field Enrollment Dashboard Tile
  • Added Approved/Rejected status to Premium Imagery list item in Activities
  • Added Provider and Satellite information to Premium Imagery list item in Activities

Activity Collection 

  • Added the option to Select All Polygons by default
  • Added the option to move Soil Sampling Drop Point Button from right to left side
  • Added the Save and Create Rec option to the Irrigation and Crop Protection Save Screens
  • Increased the selection size for the Camera button in Scouting. (iPhone Only)
  • Increased the selection size for the Clear (X) Button. (iPhone Only)

Reports

  • Soil Sampling Quick Report
  • Added Notes for Irrigation and Crop Protection & Fertilizer to Scouting and Recommendation Report
  • Changed Scouting and Recommendation Reporting order to always show Scouting first if collected on the same day

Sync

  • Improved sync experience between devices
  • Added Activity Filters to Data Bullet Workflow

Sirrus 4.3 \\ Released: July 12, 2018

Update Highlights

Harvest: Added support for Harvest Activities.

Reporting: Added the ability to create a Quick Map for Field Boundaries. (Premium Feature)

Sync: Various Sync improvements.

New Features

Activity Collection 

  • Added support for the following Harvest activities:
    • Fruit & Nut
    • Vegetable and Herb
    • Sugarcane
    • Cotton
    • Forage
    • Grain & Seed

Sync

  • Speed Improvements
    • Users should experience faster sync times and grower downloads.
  • Added None as an option for Seasons Downloaded.
    • Users can now choose not to download specific data types.
  • Added Ready to Sync to Settings.
    • Users can now access the Ready to Sync setting without saving an activity.

Activity View 

  • Added Notes to Activity View.
    • Users can now access activity notes while viewing an activity.

Reports

  • Added the ability to create a Quick Report for Field Boundaries. (Premium Feature)
    • Added Harvest Reports (Premium Feature)

Wireless Data Transfer

  • Added support for Raven Slingshot export on iPhone. (Existing iPad Feature)

Sirrus 4.2.2 \\ Released: June 26, 2018

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed crashing issue with viewing Scouting Activities
  • Fixed crashing issue with syncing Scouting Photos
  • Fixed crashing issue with syncing Field Boundaries

Sirrus v. 4.2.1 \\ Released: June 11, 2018

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed crashing issues with activity collection that affected some users.
  • Fixed Premium imagery enrollment issue for starting enrollment date, which prevented some users from receiving imagery in current season.

Sirrus v. 4.2 \\ Released: May 24, 2018

Update Highlights

Premium Imagery: Users can now enroll fields to receive Sentinel (10 m resolution) and/or Landsat (30 m resolution) Imagery weekly.  (Premium Feature)

Add Button: Move and hide your Activity Collection Tiles (Premium Feature)

Reports: Reporting is now available by selecting the Add button.

Scout with Planting: Use a planting activity to pre-populate Crop in Scouting and visualize Variety/Hybrid and Rate in the field.

Scouting Additions: Added Multi-Select for points, added ability to delete points, and improved the photos feature.

Management Zones: Added the ability to view, edit, and create Quick Reports for Management Zones.

GPS: Added support for Direct Connect GPS on iPhone, and added Direct Connect support for DigiFarm Beacon.

Tank Mix: Tank Mixes now sync to your agX Account.

 

New Features

Premium Imagery

  • Premium users can now enroll fields in the Premium Imagery Program to receive In-Season Imagery.
    • Users can expect a weekly delivery of Sentinel (10 m resolution) or Landsat (30 m resolution) imagery.

Activity Collection

  • Add Button
    • Added the ability to customize Activity Collection Tiles. (Premium Feature)
      • Users can now move and hide Activity Collection Tiles.
  • Scouting
    • Added Multi-Select for points.
      • Users can now select multiple points while collecting Scouting.
    • Added the ability to remove points.
      • Users can now remove unwanted points while collecting Scouting.
    • Improved the Add Photo feature.
      • Users can now add more than one photo from an iOS album without leaving the photo workflow.
    • Added support for Scouting recommendations on iPad. (Existing feature on iPhone)
      • Users can now save Scouting as a recommendation using an iPad.
  • Management Zones
    • Added the ability to edit existing Management Zones.
    • Added the ability to edit the color representation of Management Zone legends.
    • Added the ability to inherit legends from base layers.
      • Management Zones created from an existing layer of data will now use the legend specified by the user for that layer.
  • Soil Sampling
    • Added color change to Drop Point Tool.
      • The Drop Point button will now change to dark orange when a user’s current location is within 100 ft. of the next target point.
  • GPS Connectivity
    • Added support for Direct Connect GPS on iPhone. (Existing feature on iPad)
      • Users can now use supported GPS units and dongles to send location directly to Sirrus, bypassing Apple location services.
    • Added support for DigiFarm Beacon as Direct Connect GPS option.
      • Users can now use the DigiFarm Beacon to connect GPS units directly to Sirrus, bypassing Apple location services.
  • Precipitation
    • Added the ability to adjust Historical Precipitation values.
  • General
    • Added the ability to Scout with a Planting activity. (Premium)
      • Users can now use a planting activity to pre-populate crop in Scouting and visualize Variety/Hybrid and Rate in the field.
    • Added the ability to collect all activity types using Surface Analysis layers in the background. (Premium Feature)
      • Users can now use Surface Analysis layers to collect all activity types.
      • Users can now choose to use Surface Analysis layers as selectable zones or background layers.
    • Added the ability to create a shortlist for Custom Fertilizers.
    • Optimized Activity Collection for Road Maps.
      • Users will notice a color change in Activity Collection when using Road Maps as a background map.
    • Added Area to Split Tool
      • Users will now see the calculated area of each polygon when creating splits within Activity Collection and Boundary Creation workflows.
  • Sync
    • Tank Mixes now sync with agX.
    • Added the ability to disable Automatic Grower downloads.
      • Users can now choose not to automatically download growers that are new to their account.
  • Boundary Creation
    • Added Measure Tool.
      • Users can now measure distance and area within the Boundary Creation workflow.
  • Home View
    • Added Field Options to iPhone Home section. (Existing feature on iPad)
      • iPhone users can now access the Field Options menu without swiping the field name.
  • Activity View
    • Improved legend view for Planting and Crop Protection & Fertilizer activities. (Premium Feature)
      • Users will notice that ranges are now displayed from low to high in the legend.
    • Added the ability to view Management Zones as a layer of data.
      • Users can now view Management Zones outside of Activity Collection.
    • Improved the Comparison Map user experience. (Premium Feature)
      • Users will notice that the maps now maintain the same zoom level and the center divider snaps to the center when returned.
    • Improved Filtering options in Activity List.
      • Users will notice that the Activity Filter now includes Activity Type, Event Date, and Season.
  • Reports
    • Updated Reports workflow.
      • Reporting is now available by selecting the Add button.
    • Added ability to create Quick Report for Management Zones. (Premium Feature)
    • Added ability to create Quick Report for Historical Precipitation. (Premium Feature)
    • Updated Fertility Report. (Premium Feature)
      • Users will notice an updated layout when creating a Fertility Report.
    • Added Background imagery to the maps on the Scouting & Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)

Sirrus v. 4.1.1 \\ Released: March 20, 2018

Bugs Fixed:

Activity Collection 

  • Fixed issue with Zone Soil Sampling.

Home Section 

  • Fixed crashing issue with yield tiles.

Sirrus 4.1 Update \\ Released: March 15, 2018

Update Highlights

Pick a Field: Users can now select pre-digitized field boundaries when creating a new field, in addition to existing boundary creation tools such as Draw and GPS.

Soil Type Data: Users in the United States can now view Soil Type data, and use it to create management zones, collect data, and create reports. (Premium Feature)

Planting Recommendation Report: Users can now create a Planting report that includes a Variety/Hybrid map, a Population map, and a summary of estimated units per Variety/Hybrid. (Premium Feature)

 

New Features

Boundary Creation

  • Added new “Pick a Field” Feature.
    • Users can now select pre-digitized field boundaries when creating a new field, in addition to existing boundary creation tools such as Draw and GPS.

Soil Type Data

  • Added support for SSURGO 2 data layers. (Premium Feature)
    • Users in the United States can now view Soil Type data, and use it to create management zones, and collect data.

Activity Collection

  • Added support for Tissue Sampling using iPhone.
    • Users can now collect Tissue Sampling activities using iPhone. (Functionality is the same as on iPad)
  • Added support for Nematode sampling using iPhone.
    • Users can now collect Nematode Sampling activities using iPhone. (Functionality is the same as on iPad)

Reports

  • Added Planting Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now create a Planting report that includes a Variety/Hybrid map, a Population map, and a summary of estimated units per Variety/Hybrid.
  • Added Quick Report for Soil Type Data. (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now create a Quick Report using Soil Type data. ​

Sirrus 4.0 Update  \\ Released: February 25, 2018

Update Highlights

Universal App: Sirrus is now a single app that runs on either iPad or iPhone.

  • iPhone users will need to uninstall their Sirrus for iPhone app and install Sirrus v. 4.0 from the App Store.

Irrigation: Easily create Irrigation recommendations and document location and direction.

Surface Analysis: View FarmRite Surface Analysis layers, including yield, and use them to create Management Zones and collect data.

Comparison Map: View any data layers side by side. (Premium Feature)

Quick Report: Create a quick report pdf for any layer that you are viewing. (Premium Feature)

New Features

Universal App

  • Sirrus is now a single universal app that runs on both iPad and iPhone without the need for separate apps.
    • iPhone users will need to uninstall their Sirrus for iPhone app and install Sirrus v. 4.0.

Activity Collection

  • Added support for Irrigation activities.
    • Users can now easily create Irrigation recommendations.
  • Added support for Irrigation Location and Direction in Scouting.
    • Users can now document Irrigator location and direction while collecting a Scouting activity.

Surface Analysis

  • Added support for Surface Analysis layers.
    • Users can now view Surface Analysis layers created using FarmRite.
    • Users can now use Surface Analysis layers to collect data and create Management Zones.

Updated Home Section

  • Updated Weather and Cumulative Rainfall tiles
    • Users will notice improved graphs and more user friendly experience.
  • Added Crop Condition and Growth Stage tiles (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now monitor Crop Condition and Growth Stage using data collected in Scouting activities.
  • Added REI and PHI/WHP tiles (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now monitor REI and PHI/WHP using data collected in Crop Protection & Fertilizer activities.
  • Added Dry Yield and Average Yield by Crop tiles (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now view statistics from Yield Surface Analysis layers.

Updated Activity View

  • Added new Comparison Map feature. (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now view any data layers side by side.

Reports

  • Added Irrigation to Recommendation Summary Report. (Premium Feature)
  • Added Irrigation to Scouting & Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)
  • Added Irrigation Location and Direction to Scouting & Recommendation Report. (Premium Feature)
  • Added new Quick Report feature (Premium Feature)
    • Users can now create a quick report pdf for any layer that is being viewed.