Seven Essential Steps for a Smooth Start to Planting Season

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by Andrew Starr, FieldView™ Content Manager, The Climate Corporation

April 8, 2020


Spring is finally here, and we’re gearing up for the busy planting season (which is already well underway for farmers in the Cotton Belt). The good news is that farmers in the Midwest are likely to get more typical windows of opportunity to plant, with less moisture in the seasonal weather forecast than 2019 brought us.

To help you get prepared, the FieldView™ team has created a checklist of “Seven Essential Steps” before you climb into the cab with your iPad®. You can also download a PDF version of this checklist here. With the extra challenges social distancing is creating, we know you may need extra help as well. Our Customer Support team is ready to help you get what you need to keep rolling. Contact us at 1-888-924-7475, via Chat, or email at

Our support hours are extended through May 29 (all times CDT):

  • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Is Your Equipment Compatible?

Yes. What’s next?

I’ve already confirmed.

I’m not sure. How do I check?

Check your equipment’s compatibility at

Have You Mapped Your Field Boundaries?

Yep. Moving on!

If you have already mapped field boundaries, review the boundaries and make sure they are clean.

If you need to edit boundaries, log in to your FieldView account at

Once boundaries are clean, ensure CloudSync is enabled in the FieldView™ Cab app and sync to the cloud. If needed, force a CloudSync by clicking the circular arrow and allow the CloudSync process to fully complete. Monitor the CloudSync status on your FieldView Cab app homepage.

Nope. How do I do that?

Learn more about mapping fields with FieldView.

Map your field boundaries or upload historical field datainto your FieldView account by using the Data Inbox tool.

Do You Have the Latest Version of the FieldView Cab App?

Oh, yeah. Lead on!

What version are we on?

Download or update your FieldView Cab app in the iOS App Store.

Here We Go! You’re Ready to Add Hybrids and Applications.

Done and done! Keep ‘em coming.

Can I get a refresher?

Definitely! Check out our video on capturing data and putting it to work for your operation.

Perform a Cloud Sync to Upload Your Prescriptions Into the FieldView Cab App.

Got it! Onward!

A little help here, please.

No problem. First, ensure CloudSync is enabled in the FieldView Cab app. Then, if needed, force a CloudSync by clicking the circular arrow and allow the CloudSync process to fully complete. Finally, you can monitor the CloudSync status on your FieldView Cab app homepage.

Now, Let’s Set Up Your Equipment.

Check! Anything else?

Let’s do it!

All the info you need to set up FieldView Cab app - including for planters, sprayers, air seeders, tractors, and combines.

Okay! Time to Install Your FieldView™ Drive and Pair it With the FieldView Cab App or Update Your Precision Planting 2020 SeedSense®.

Way ahead of you.

Is there a 97-second video I could
watch to make sure I install it correctly?




Still Have Questions?
Get in Touch!

We’re ready to help make this the best year yet.


About the Author

As a writer and content manager at The Climate Corporation, Andrew Starr has a passion for helping farmers understand and benefit from the growing world of digital ag. He holds a master’s degree from Webster University and a BSBA from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Connect with Andrew on Twitter at @andrew_starr_.