ProductionWise arrives in NZ!

Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) and Grain Growers Limited of Australia are pleased to announce the release of ProductionWise to New Zealand. ProductionWise is an online farm management system that enables growers to map paddocks, record all paddock operations and associated inputs, record all stored grain and grain sales/contracts and provide gross margins at paddock level through to whole farm reporting.

ProductionWise is available to all levy payers to assist with streamlining record keeping of farm management practices to adequately assess cost of production and overall margins from season to season.

The introduction of ProductionWise to New Zealand will enable FAR to produce benchmarking reports both regionally and nationally.

FAR encourages all growers to adopt the newly developed technology ProductionWise has to offer.

Version 1.3 Update Released

GrainGrowers are pleased to announce ProductionWise version 1.3. The changes include;

  • Redeveloped Production Profile page
  • Redesigned the advisor report generation system
  • Added a News page
  • Improved page help for first time users
  • Paddock diary styling improved
  • Logical handling of planned operations entered in the diary
  • Converted all reports generated from the site to .pdf format
  • Updated site help system

Hope you enjoy the improvements, if you have any issues or comments please let us know using our contact page

Assessing Your Costs – Gross Margins

Managing your cost base requires permanent attention which can drift away slightly when farming life gets hectic. The Gross Margins planner enables you to keep a close watchful eye throughout the season to determine the factors that will influence a good season as opposed to a great season. Approximately 95% of the inputs into the Gross Margin is added through the diary which highlights operation costs and associated inputs. 

ProductionWise draws on this information along with seasonal climate observations and forecasted rainfall to determine the production outlook ahead. With these parameters in place, and the decision tools sitting by your side, you can assess the cost base and determine how yield and price variances will effect your season profitability.

View your Gross Margins at individual paddock level detailing all income, and expenditure and further explore if all paddocks combined will bring home the bacon for you. View the gross margins as a colour coded reference map to isolate the best and worst performing paddocks and use this information in the coming seasons to better manage these land parcels.