This active run through of Overseer included demo software that was not public at the time of the session. Alastair takes a step by step approach to showcase how the FM programme functions, what information to put into each section and the latest in easy to use features. Highlighting that in the “Overview” section there is the annual nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) loss, with a new feature of Green House Gas (GHG) reports are to come. The GHG component has been active within Overseer in the previous OS model since 2006, however due to the complexity of the programme it was challenging to view.
The scenario feature clearly demonstrates any potential changes and how that will impact the N and P losses on an annual basis. Giving insight as to farm systems or practice changes and how this may influence the leaching and runoff of nutrients.
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