Agricultural extensions get help keeping track of local pests and diseases
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Malus 'Empire'

Crisp and tart

Medium sized red apple maturing in late summer.


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Customer profiles

   Pomology
   Silviculture
   Truck farmers
   Viticulture
 

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  Botanical sciences
  Agriculture
  Gardening
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"Peter  says . . ."

Peter knows that getting the latest information from the Ag researchers to the farmers that need it is no easy task.  "We use The Compleat Botanica to cross categorize varieties with data sheets."  By doing that he's sure not to miss anything when someone comes in with a tough problem.

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Q:  How does the color spell-checker work?

A:  There are several places where you can define colors for plants in your collection: flowers, leaves, bark, dyes and the all-purpose "other interest" item.

When specifying color values, you can choose a single color from the drop-down list or you can type in a list of possible colors.  When you type a list of possible colors, the spell-checker is invoked to ensure that you haven't entered an invalid color name.  This is important in order to allow you to search for items in your collection by color values.  See the full story.

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The Compleat Botanica for agriculture extensions
Record common pests and diseases, best cultivation practices, and probable yields.
Cross reference your publications with individual species or varieties for easy lookup.
Develop an on-line database of local and regional problems & opportunities.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports with photographs.

 

Features for agriculture extensions


  Multiple databases

  Multiple views

  Data sharing

  Filters

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica
 

Data fields for agriculture extensions


Just a few of the data fields useful for agriculture extensions:

  Desirable qualities

  Adverse qualities

  Crop spacing

  Planting season

  Harvest season

  Fertilizer

  Time to harvest

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica

 

Software snapshots


There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Cultivation view.

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Frequently asked questions


Q:
  Are there any plans to release a new version soon?

A:  We do not announce the availability of new software before it has been completely coded and tested.  The technical difficulties surrounding the development of software makes it difficult to accurately predict timelines.

The software industry as a whole has recanted from the practice of announcing vaporware and has greatly reduced the publishing of beta software.  Computer users today expect a much higher level of quality in the software they buy, and are generally impatient with incomplete products.

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Tips . . .


Q:
  How do I export data from the software?

A:  Sometimes you’ll want to share the specimen data that you’ve collected with others in your professional circle. Other times you may want to use your data in other applications such as charting, word processing, page layout, or statistical modeling tools. The export command is how you’ll do that. When paired with the import process the export process is a great way to transfer records between databases or between computers.

The Export command writes files in XML format. XML is an acronym for eXtensible Markup Language. It is a standard adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium for writing files that are “self descriptive”. The formal definition of an XML file is contained in a data type definition (DTD) file. The DTD used by The Compleat Botanica is specified in the file CompleatBotanicaSchema.xmlSee the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   

 

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