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SWIIM System provides these Blogs to help you get the most out of SWIIM. We have several contributors. All are industry experts in the fields of irrigation design/control, cropping techniques, and ditch flow technology. Let us know if there are specific topics or issues you would like us to address in future blog entries.



How can I quickly get up to speed using SWIIM Planner?

The best way to get an understanding of SWIIM System and more specifically, how to use SWIIM Planner, is to watch the introductory videos provided for you at swiimsystem.com. If you haven’t viewed them yet, you may do so here: http://www.swiimsystem.com/Videos.aspx

If you’d like a written summary of the steps required to get from a blank map ...

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How Can I Improve my Optimization Results?

Generally SWIIM® Optimizer Input Wizard in SWIIM Planner will result in a recommended cropping pattern which will produce a much higher net return than your current practices (especially if you decrease your water allotment to allow for a portion of your CU to be leased).

However in some cases, depending on your inputs to the wizard, it may result in a very small increase in net return or even a lower future net return than your historical return.

To improve your results ...

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Where’s my local town?

Many smaller towns may not be displayed in the background map provided by ESRI. If you don’t see a town you’d like to use to help you find your farm, turn on the Cities layer in the Map Table of Contents. To do so: ...

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Why does SWIIM Planner use a map?

At our group beta test session yesterday we were asked by one of the attendees:

"Why do you use a map to enter the farm and fields? Why not just let the user enter the data in a table?"

This is a good question (or questions to be precise). There are several reasons for using a map ...

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