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  • PAMShare

    Share your farm reports & maps online with your team & contacts...

    Aslo caters for Advisors and Consultants

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  • PAM QA+

    Manage your farm business better with our sophisticated yet uncomplicated software designed by farmers for crop and livestock producers. Helping farmers manage better since 1988

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  • PAM Ausvit/UltraVit

    Used by the world's leading wine companies. Helping grape growers to understand the costs of production at a block or variety level. Attention to detail with little effort. Developed in conjunction with the viticulture industry.

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  • PAM Enterprise

    Chosen by the world's leading farming corporations to gain better control and management of large farming, horticulture and viticulture operations. Improving business intelligence.

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  • Grape Forecaster

    Finally, scientifically based grape yield forecasting made easy.... Based on technology developed by the Grape and Wine Research Development Corporation and used by leading wine companies in every continent around the world

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  • PAM UltraCrop

    Farm management software tailored for horticulture. Helping growers to achieve better outcomes in all regions ... from the tropics to cooler areas. Orchardists, Nut Growers, Berry Growers, Market Gardeners.

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  • Precision Data Processor PDP

    Record ... Process.Analyse.Manage. PDP imports 'spatially variable' data from any source - yield data, geophysical survey data (EM, Radio-metrics, Magnetometer), and geochemical data (Soil test data) and using sophisticated and proprietary technologies displays your data in many formats. Generate management zones. Prepare VRA recipe maps...

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  • PAM FieldRex

    Agronomists: Record crop inspections, make recommendations ... upload your findings and recommendations to your PAM clients - directly into their farm computer via 3g or WiFi ...

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  • PDP Lite

    Quick & Easy. Variable Rate Maps from Shape Files in no time...

    For Precision Farmers and Consultants

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Maintaining "Fairport Club" membership gives you access to Fairport's support team and ensures you keep up to date with our latest upgrades. Get the most from your software investment. 

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Software as a service

Entering data and gaining access to it should be easy and convenient.Access your data -  anywhere, anytime over the internet on any device with PAM "SaaS". Convenience, plus. 

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Mobile data entry & reports

Collect the data at its source. Equip your team with our PocketPAM2 software - run it on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows tablets. If you value your farm records, it just makes sense...

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1. Can I change a Paddock Name ?

2. How do I merge 2 paddocks into 1 ?

3. How do I set up fertiliser for liquid application ?

4. How do I split 1 paddock into 2 ?

5. Our lists need tidying up… over the years we have doubled up on entries and miss-spelled some. How do we tidy them up?

6. Unable to edit a paddock - error "This Farm/Pdk combination exists, please try..."

7. What is the difference between Arable, Grazable, Workable and Irrigated Areas when setting up a Paddock ?

 

1. Can I change a Paddock Name ?

Yes...

Via the Configuration Menu

   Select Farm and Paddock List

   Tools / Paddock / Edit

   Enter the new name for your paddock.

 


 

2. How do I merge 2 paddocks into 1 ?

   From the Configuration menu, Select Farms & Paddocks List;
   Select the Old Paddocks;
   Select the general details TAB and deselect 'Include in current paddock list', also supply the date that the paddock were retired ;
   Create the new paddocks as normal.

If you want to keep the name you used for the original paddocks ("Fred's") as one of the names for the new sections ... Rename the old paddock to "Fred's Old" ... Use Tools / Paddocks / Edit

How do I handle this in the mapping section? 

We suggest you do this:
   Create a new Layer (in your Layer Manager) call it "Old Paddocks";
   Select the paddocks that are becoming redundant & Using "Tools" / "Move object to another layer" … move them one at a time (if there's more than one) to the "Old Paddocks" layer;
   Now on your map … draw the new paddock polygons. 
   Create the data links in PAM for the new paddocks in the usual way.

What about in reports ... 

In Paddock-Season reports you will see a choice to "Show Only Current" paddocks in the pick list of paddocks. That is, you can exclude or include old paddocks in any of those reports. 

In the Paddock Statistics (eg. Paddock Areas) reports ... Old paddocks are excluded. 

 


 

3. How do I set up fertiliser for liquid application ?

You can only have a liquid application if the purchase unit is a liquid also, so:

To set up the purchase unit as a liquid... you can either:

   Use the default liquid units that are supplied when entering your fertiliser, then purchase 1000 litre lots (tonne by volume)

or

   Create your own unit by following these instructions:
- Configuration / Customise PAM / Units
- Select 'Add...'
- Enter the long and short name of the unit ie: Liquid Tonne
- Enter the type as liquid
- Then you can enter the quantity (in litres) as 1000

   The Liquid Tonne option will now be available from the 'Purchase Unit' selection in the Fertiliser edit screen

   All application units will then be in litres for the specific fertiliser

 


 

4. How do I split 1 paddock into 2 ?

   From the Configuration menu, Select Farms & Paddocks List;
   Select the Old Paddock;
   Select the general details TAB and click the check box to tell PAM that the Paddock is no longer required in the Paddock Pick-List;
   Create the new paddocks as normal.

If you want to keep the name you used for the original paddock ("Fred's") as one of the names for the new sections ... Rename the old paddock to "Fred's Old" ... Use Tools / Paddocks / Edit 



How do I handle this in the mapping section? 

We suggest you do this:
   Create a new Layer (in your Layer Manager) call it "Old Paddocks";
   Select the paddocks that are becoming redundant & Using "Tools" / "Move object to another layer" … move them one at a time (if there's more than one) to the "Old Paddocks" layer;
   Now on your map … draw the new paddock polygons. 
   Create the data links in PA for the new paddocks in the usual way.



What about in reports ... 

In Paddock-Season reports you will see a choice to "Show Only Current" paddocks in the pick list of paddocks. That is, you can exclude or include old paddocks in any of those reports. 

In the Paddock Statistics (eg. Paddock Areas) reports ... Old paddocks are excluded. 

 


 

5. Our lists need tidying up… over the years we have doubled up on entries and miss-spelled some. How do we tidy them up?

   If it is simply a matter of correcting spelling, click Tools then Edit to edit names. 

   If your problem extends to having multiple versions of the one item (eg. “Super”, “SUPER”, “Superpos”, “Superphosphate” etc) then Go to: Utilities/Database Maintenance/Merge Configuration List Items

 


 

6. Unable to edit a pdk - error "This Farm/Pdk combination exists, please try..."

The problem is a leading or trailing space in the name. Unfortunately it's not easily solved by deleting the offending space. Change the name of paddock to something new, save it, re-edit it and change to the original name.

e.g. 
If paddock was called "Freds ", rename it to "Fredsx", save it, then rename it to "Freds"

 


 

7. What is the difference between Arable, Grazable, Workable and Irrigated Areas when setting up a Paddock ?

 

   Total Area... Size of paddock including Head lands, roads etc...

   Arable Area... total area that can be 'Cropped' in a paddock (Cropping)

   Cropped.. total area of the padock that has been sown (Cropping)

   Grazable Area... total area that can be 'Grazed' in a paddock (Livestock)

   Workable Area... total area that can be 'Worked' in a paddock (Machinery)

   Irrigated Area... total area that will be 'Irrigated' in a paddock (Irrigation)

 

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