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By: Abigail Jackson
Published: 2021-01-20


Welcome to the ECHOcommunity Mobile App.


To keep track of your own plant data, you can create a plant record right in the app.

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Navigate to your plant records page via the menu in the top left corner. When you first download the app, this section will be empty. Tap the plus icon in the top right corner to start your first plant record.

To start a new plant record, you will need to enter the plant and the variety.

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Also enter the date you acquired the seeds, the source from which you acquired the seeds, the quality of the seeds when you acquired them, and, optionally, ascension number (which is the number assigned to that batch by the seed bank).

 

You also have the option to upload a photo of the seeds or add your own notes. Tap next.


Next, the app will prompt you to enter planting information.

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Enter the date of planting, and information about your location. Give your site a name for future reference, and indicate the growing conditions (soil quality, slope degree, and altitude). If you have location turned on on your device, you can also select “use my current location” and the app will input your exact GPS coordinates. Tap Save and exit.

 

Navigate back to your ongoing records from the Plant Records tab. Keep track of your activities and the plant’s condition throughout the growth cycle.


Add a lifecycle event by tapping “add lifecycle event.

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You can choose from our menu or add an 'other'.

 

Add more information to each lifecycle event, such as the date. The app will prompt you to input the correct information based on the lifecycle event you have selected.

You always have the option to upload photos of the crop and add your own notes.


Once your growing season is over, tap “final evaluation” to finish out the record.

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You will be prompted to select the crop success level, whether or not you would recommend this crop, whether you saved seeds and would be willing to share some of them with others, and whether you intend to plant this variety again.

 


Reviewing Plant Records

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When you navigate back to the plant records tab, you will be able to view all current records, see their progress at a quick glance, and update them with new data as you work.

 


If you make a mistake and need to start over.

You can delete a record by navigating to the record tab, swiping left on the record you wish to delete, and tapping delete.
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