In Harvest Clock, a Season is a collection of records with a start and end date, a FAO (Crop) code, and Account Code. By grouping records into Seasons, it gives us an easy way to compare one season to the next. A Season doesn't have to be a calendar year. It should be thought of as a crop from start to finish. If you get 1 crop of cherries in a year, you would have 1 Season per year. If you have 2 crops of blueberries in a year, then you would have 2 seasons.
Later when you are looking at reports, and want to see how one year did compared to the last, you'll be able to view the data side by side based on the Season.
When you add a new season, you fill out the following data.
The is the name of the season. If I was farming cherries in 2019, I'd call the Season '2019 Cherries'.
The starting date of the season
The ending date of the season.
The Food and Agriculture Organization which part of the United Nations has created a code to identify crops. The reason we have an FAO code in the system is that a farm may be in multiple countries, with multiple languages, and we needed a common way to name the fruits and vegetables, regardless of the language. If you know the FAO code for your crop, you can enter it, or leave this field blank for now. In later versions of Harvest Clock, this field will become important.
When you are exporting data from Harvest Clock, this is the field that helps you identify which season it came from.