Training Guides

  • New users including individual producers who manage their own crop as well as consultants with multiple clients (with the exception of County Extension Agents) must enroll by selecting the link New User? Register Here
  • The name and email (username) needs to be that of the consultant or the individual producer.
    • It is recommended to use the same log-in email and password when entering additional clients.
  • Required information includes: name, e-mail address, and password of your choice.
  • Passwords must be at least eight (8) characters long and contain at least one number (0-9), one uppercase letter (A-Z), and one lower-case letter (a-z). Passwords are case-sensitive.)
    • In the event of a forgotten password, users will be able to reset it by correctly answering the security question that you set during registration. Select the link for Forgot your Password? from the DD50 homepage.
  • The agent in each county will review all reports for that county, and will notify participants if an updated DD50 report is needed due to a recent change in weather conditions.
  • County Extension agents in rice producing counties are automatically enrolled in the program and will log-in using the link Agent Login.
  • Agents will use their Active Directory login and password. Personal log-ins only - county log-ins will not be accepted!
  • Agents will be notified of all reports generated for their county and will also be responsible for entering DD50 information producers without access to the Web.
  • Batch reports can be created for all producers.
  • The county Extension Agent will review the data to advise and notify the producers of updates.
  • Select Producer Information from the main navigation menu. This loads a page listing all producers for this login ID.
  • If no producers have been entered, click the "Add Producer" button. (If you are a single producer, you will still need to use the Add Producer function to add your information to the system after registering.)
  • Information to be added on this screen for each producer includes name, address, city, state zip, e-mail address and county. The remaining information for the field includes field name, rice variety planted, emergence month and date, and number of acres.
  • To edit a producer's personal information or field information, including additional fields, click the "Edit" button next to the desired producer name. This displays the producer information along with all of the fields for this producer.
    • The producer information is collapsed by default. Click on the heading to expand and add/edit producer information.
  • After all producer information has been entered or edited, press the "Save Producer" button at the bottom of that section to record the changes.
  • After each field has been entered or edited, press the "Save Field" button next to that field’s information to record the changes.

After producer and field information has been entered and saved, producer reports can be printed.

  • Click "Generate All Reports" on the Producer Information page to create a batch report for all fields for every producer that is viewable for the currently logged-in user.

Create Batch Reports

  • To create batch reports for all fields for a single producer, click on the "Generate Reports" button next to a producer’s name on the Producer Information page.
  • Click on the "Generate All Reports" button from the Edit Producer page (accessed by clicking the "Field Information" button next to a producer name from the Producer Information page). This will create a report for all fields entered for this producer.

Generate Reports

  • You may also generate reports for one or more of a producer's fields from the Edit Producer page.
    • Click on the "Generate Report" button next to an individual field to create a report for that single field.
    • Or you can select multiple fields by using the toggle to the left of each field listed and then clicking the "Generate Selected Reports" button to run a batch report for just the selected fields.
  • The reports will automatically generate a PDF file, and you will be prompted to open or save the file.
  • Viewing the PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • All reports are contained in one file.
  • All reports are generated in real-time and are not stored within DD50 to be re-saved or viewed. It is recommended that a new report be generated each time due to changing weather conditions.

Click on "Field Reports" in the main navigation to view a list of all fields that are viewable by the currently logged in DD50 user.

  • To create a batch report for all fields, click on the "Generate All Reports" button from the Field Reports page.

You may also generate reports for one or more individual fields from the Field Reports page.

  • Click on the "Generate Report" button next to an individual field to create a report for that single field.
  • Or select multiple fields by using the toggle to the left of each field listed and then clicking the "Generate Selected Reports" button to run a batch report for just the selected fields.
  • The reports will automatically generate a PDF file, and you will be prompted to open or save the file.
  • Viewing the PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • All reports are contained in one file.
  • All reports are generated in real-time and are not stored within DD50 to be re-saved or viewed.
  • It is recommended that a new report be generated each time due to changing weather conditions.

One or more fields for any producer can be emailed from the Edit Producer page (accessed by clicking the “Field Information” button next to a producer name from the Producer Information page).

  • To email a batch report of all fields for a single producer, click on the "Generate All Reports" button. This will create a report for all fields entered for this producer and email them to both that producer and the DD50 user making the request.
  • You may also email reports for one or more of a producer's fields from the Edit Producer page. Select one or more individual fields by using the toggle to the left of each field listed and then click the "Email Selected Reports" button to run a batch report for just the selected fields and email them to both that producer and the DD50 user making the request.
  • Each email will include the report(s) as an attachment in PDF format.

NOTE: Summary reports are only available to county agents.

Several types of summaries are available: Flooding Date, 1/2" IE, 50% Heading Date, Harvest, and Emergence Date.

  • Selecting the link to the Summary Reports page will allow the user to choose and run the desired report simply by clicking on the corresponding button.
  • As with producer reports, summary reports are created in real time and are not stored in DD50 for later viewing.
  • A new summary report must be generated each time.
  • Summary reports are only available to county agents. This page is not accessible for producers or consultants.

Question: I would like to print new reports. If I click to Generate All Reports, will I be creating reports for everyone entered in the system?
Answer: No. Any action you take, such as creating updated producer reports, will only affect those producers and fields that have been entered by your login. If you are a county agent, you will be able to update all fields for your county, regardless of the log-in.

Question: Since the program is now on the Internet, does this mean that only producers with Internet access and an e-mail address will be able to participate?
Answer: No, the program is still available to everyone, regardless of their ability to access the Web. Options are available so that the county agent can enter the producer information, print out the producer report, and mail it to the producer just as in previous years.

Question: I've been asked by a rice mill in our county to provide them with an indication of when they can expect our rice to be harvested. How can I do that?
Answer:

  1. Login to DD50 using the County Agent Log-in like you do when you are getting ready to process your reports.
  2. After a successful login, select the "Summary Reports" link in the main navigation.
  3. From the list of possible summary reports, select "Harvest." The report will now generate and prompt you to open or save the PDF.

You can follow these same steps to create any of the summary reports that you may need.

Question: As a county agent, I thought I would be able to see all of the reports produced in our county, even if a producer entered it himself (without going through our office). How come I can't see them?
Answer: There are two types of logins for DD50. One login is for producers and consultants, and the other is for county staff (secretaries and agents). EVERYONE in the county office must select to login by the Agent Login link. This is the login that will allow you to see all reports for your county. If you just select the regular "Log-in" option instead of the "Agent Login" option, you will see only the records you've entered, and not all the records for your county.

Question: I keyed the wrong county for a producer while adding fields. It should have been Prairie instead Pulaski. Did not realize it until reports were mailed to producer. How do I correct this mistake?
Answer: Try these steps:

  1. Log on to DD50 using the same method you usually use.
  2. Go to Producer Info.
  3. Click on the Field Information button next to the producer's name.
  4. Click on the Producer Information heading to expand out the producer’s details.
  5. Change the county name in the dropdown box.
  6. Hit "Save Producer" to save the change.
  7. To print the new reports, click on the "Generate All Reports" button.

Question: Where do I order DD50 cards to send out to participants for enrolling in the DD50 program?
Answer: New DD50 registrations are now handled exclusively online. You may direct the participant to the DD50 homepage where they may register as a new user, or you can register them yourself. If you need to add a producer to DD50 without needing a login for that producer, you can do so by logging in as you usually would, going to the Producer Info page and clicking the Add Producer button.