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Initial Information Screen

General

For a new project, select the Enter data button on the Main Menu to display the following screen.

Main Screen

Screen Items

  • Select Project Folder: Browse to the folder in which you wish to keep project information. It is recommended to save the map document to this folder. Other data could be kept in this folder for simplicity, but it is not required that they be here. All new layers and tables created by the application will be stored in subfolders here. No action results will be stored in "project folder\Project name\NoAction" folder. When the solver is run, results will be in "project folder\Project name\OptSolution" folder.
  • Project Name: This name is used to label treatment scenarios that may differ in budget or other aspects.
  • Chemical Options: Used to create or edit the chemicals table, which is a list of the chemicals that can be used to treat weeds. It has two fields, Chemicals (text, 10) and Remarks (text, 200). The screen items for this table are:
    1. Browse - select a pre-existing dbf from your computer directory
    2. Edit - click to edit the selected table, a chemical editor screen will appear
    3. Create - creates a new blank table and opens the editor
    4. Load from map loads a table that has already been added to the map document as a source file. You will be prompted to select a table from the map document (the path-name in the text field is filled automatically). You then select the 'edit' button to make changes
  • Application Methods: Used to create or edit the application methods table, which is a list application methods that can be used to treat weeds. It has two fields, Method (text, 30) and Remarks (text, 100). The screen items for this table are:
    1. Browse - select a pre-existing dbf from your computer directory
    2. Edit - click to edit the selected table, an application methods editor screen will appear
    3. Create - creates a new blank table and opens the editor
    4. Load from map loads a table that has already been added to the map document as a source file
  • Initial Year: Enter the first year for scheduling treatments
  • Annual Budget for Periods (Years) 1 to 5: Enter the weed-treatment budget for EACH year for the 5-year plan
  • Continue data entry: Save the information entered and continue to the Select Layers screen
  • Cancel: Close the screen without saving the information entered