This entry details the crop grown in the month immediately prior to year 1.
The options available are:
- Grazed pasture
- Fallow (no crop growth)
- Grain crop (based on wheat)
- Crop (vegetable crop based on cabbage)
- First year of seed crop
- Second year of seed crop
- Outdoor pig block
If animals are grazing an annual species then enter as grazed pasture (eg fodder or forage crop).
If the land use doesn't fit any of the categories provided, choose crop.
Entering prior land use information then leaving the 2-year rotation largely undefined leads to significant uncertainties in the modelling of nutrient dynamics and is therefore considered an inappropriate use of OverseerFM. The "prior land use" option informs the "land use" before the start of the 2-year rotation, to learn more see “Characteristics of crops” Technical Manual Chapter (TMC), section 2.4.