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ARM 2019 Release Notes

Below are highlighted features and fixes added in ARM 2019.

  • See the Change Log (txt) for a complete list of all changes made in this version of ARM.
  • See ARM 2019 Features (pdf) for a powerpoint of new features added to ARM since ARM 2018.
 

Version 2019.3

May 10, 2019
 

Custom Labels

  • Create custom labels by exporting treatment/plot information to a .csv file.
  • Use Mail Merge in a word processor to create your own labels.
  • See Creating Custom Labels with ARM (pdf) to learn how!
 

Import weather data from any weather source

Create a custom weather connection to import weather data from any weather source csv file. Watch our tutorial video to see how!
  • Define connection between your CSV and ARM fields (in Application or Weather tabs of Site Description)
  • Daily weather: specify what dates to import data from file
  • Hourly weather: imports into Application based on Start and Stop times
 

Quick View toolbar

  • Automatically filter visible Crop Description fields by task.
  • Simplifies interface to view/enter only pertinent information.
 

Additional Features

  • File > Print Reports
    • Added option to print product amount and unit in separate columns.

       
    • Fixed so the chosen 'homogeneity of variance test' option (Levene's or Bartlett's) is used for verifying assumptions of AOV to determine if data correction techniques should be applied.

       
  • Window
    • Improved appearance of toolbar buttons

       
    • Now value+unit and code+description fields display as one checkbox in the 'Hidden Fields' list on the Properties panel.

       
  • Window > Site Description
    • Changed so all user-hidden fields are completely removed from view, instead of just greyed out. This behavior is controlled by new option Tools > Options > Editor > Completely hide user-hidden fields.

       
    • Changed so Test Facility is now connected to a blank validation list. Previously was connected to an outdated master list that is unrealistic to maintain.
 

Version 2019.2

February 27, 2019
 

Additional Features

  • Treatments
    • Added new treatment type 'DEFO' for Defoliant. A defoliant is a herbicial chemical sprayed or dusted, causing leaves to fall off. A common use is for cotton prior to harvest.

       
  • Window - Properties Panel
    • Changed to not scroll back to the top of the Hidden Fields list when selecting a field. Now is much easier to make multiple fields visible at a time.

       
  • Study Rules
    • The default permissions is now "Everyone in my company" for new rules.
       
       
 

Version 2019.1

February 1, 2019
 

SE Definitions

Plan and define standard evaluations (SEs) and tasks to use in the study.
 
To add an SE to the study:
  1. Display the SE name validation list.
  2. Select an SE from the list (can use filter features to search).
  3. Preview assessment column(s) defined in SE.
 
 
  • Use Tools > Build Headers to insert SEs into assessment header.
  • Define multiple rating timings for an SE to insert SE multiple times into the header.
    • Example: Two-column SE times 3 rating timings A1-A3 = 6 total data columns.
 
 

Track Trial Progress

Added new fields to track status and progress throughout the season.
  • ARM Trial Created On
  • Application Entry Date
  • Assessment Data Entry Date
  • Crop and Pest Entry Dates
 

Additional Features

  • Study Header
    • Added 'Trial Origin' field to identify whether the trial is performed in-house, contracted, or by a public institution. (This field was also added to the Trial Location table in the protocol Trial Establishment Guidelines.)

       
  • Site Description
    • Changed so Site Description headings are bold and left-justified, making headings easier to notice especially on larger displays.

       
    • Added new fields to document additional weather details at time of application.
       
       
  • Help > Deactivate this ARM
    • Changed to prompt to build a migration package during deactivation process. ARM now also prompts to load a migration package on a new computer before displaying ARM options.
       
       

Fixes

  • Site Description
    • Fixed an issue where weather import was very slow in trials containing many study rules.
       
  • Assessment Data
    • Fixed an error 9 that occured when clicking into Plot Description cells.
       
  • Print Reports
    • Fixed so 'NM' Action Code correctly reports treatment means when data from replicate 1 is missing.
    • Fixed so AUDPC calculates even if Pest Code, Rating Unit, or Rating Type are blank.