MB4000 FAQ

  • Select the products icon (spray can) to your left
  • Select the add button at the bottom of your toolbar
  • If making use of the listed MB4000 product list, check your active ingredients, dosage etc.

Note: products on MB4000 are not updated. It is just a guideline.

You can also add new products to your product store by filling in all the relevant information as per the label for the required product.

If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Do not delete a block on MB4000 as you will lose valuable data that cannot be retrieved
  • Select the ‘grubbing’ option if the block is no longer in use
  • The block will no longer be active and your data will be stored
  • If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Please select the second icon (trees) on your left
  • At the bottom of the screen select the cultivar option
  • You will be on the fruit group tab
  • Select the add function
  • Next step is to fill in your new fruit type on the fruit group detailed screen.

If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Select the products applications icon to your left
  • Click on the add function at the bottom of the toolbar
  • Ensure on the instruction detail screen, that your category is correct – we recommend fertilizers
  • Your level should be fertilizer block
  • The method should be tractor, if you are making use of a tractor
  • Select the required calibration
  • Ensure that your calculate dosage is on tank (if making use of a tractor)
  • For your mixture detail, ensure that all the information is filled in for the selected products used, e.g. IP, dosage, unit, HVR% etc. as per label information
  • Once done, click on apply to the bottom right of the screen

If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Select the third icon to your left (the bee)
  • At the bottom of your toolbar select the setup option
  • A screen will appear, select the add option for your new pest to be added
  • Once the add option has been selected, fill in the name, type and if your pest is linked to a predator
  • Fill in your method of monitoring and logging, your threshold value, threshold description, as well the action to be taken
  • At the bottom of the screen you are able to select the products you wish to be linked/used on the desired pest
  • To your right you are able to add your monitoring points by adding the block and the amounts of traps in the specified block

If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Select the products control option to your left (spray can)
  • Click the stock-take option, ensure that the stock-take is done to bring your current stock up to date
  • If it has been updated, please ensure that a stock-take is performed on a regular basis to prevent it to go in to a minus

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  • Simply select the desired month by season start at the top of the screen
  • Select the month, which will indicate when the season starts
  • Once the month has been selected, close MB4000 and reopen the programme
  • It will allow the system to refresh, the season should update and the year on the drop down should be available

If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Select the block data icon (trees) on your left
  • Select the desired block you wish to open by selecting the edit button
  • Next step is to select fertilizer block - it should be highlighted in blue
  • On the top right of the screen within the fertilizer block detail section you will see the option for your cultivar
  • If the cultivar you have selected is no longer in use, simply select the option grub – this will store the information for history purposes
  • NB: please do not select the delete function

If you need further training, call DFM office

  • Please select the block data icon (trees) on your left
  • Click on the add option at the bottom of your toolbar
  • On the next screen, insert your block number, name, code, allocated area and PUC where desired
  • Ensure that your production unit and fruit group is on the correct drop down
  • Next step is to select fertilizer block, it should be highlighted in blue
  • In the middle of your screen you need fill in from the top, the year planted until HVR actual
  • You are able to use the other surrounding field as well where applicable – under soil properties, plant growth limitations and irrigation system

If you need further training, call DFM office

Yes. MB4000 allows the user to create separate Production Units. Records are kept separately for each Production Unit, but the user can create reports that will print information for all the created production units.

MB4000 can be shared over a network and can be accessed by multiple users at the same time. The annual license fee does not increase if you choose to have multiple users access the same database over a network.

MB4000 adheres to the standards required from regulatory bodies. Producers are able to issue agro-chemical application instructions and capture application records in the manner required from regulatory bodies.

MB4000 can be used to keep records for any planting; Stone and Pome fruit, Wine and Table grapes, Nuts and Berries, etc. It can also be used on cash crops, such as vegetables, mielies, lusern, etc.

A quick and easy way to backup any of the DFM Software Packages to an external HDD or external location whether the software is DFM Probe Utilities, ICS1, Farm Pro, MB4000, etc. is to do the following.

DFM would recommend you take the entire Folder and zip it as we have had cases where backups take some time and then clients would close the software causing incomplete backups, when restoring the data is corrupted as the backup has not completed.

When any DFM Employee does the installation for you, the software is installed on the C: Drive under a folder call DFM Software or DFM Technologies. If your software is installed under Program files, please call DFM and have DFM Guide you on backing up your data as Windows will generally push all data in the Virtual store as a security measure.

  1. Step 1: Locate the software folder, Right Click on your desktop shortcut of the Application; in this example we are going to use DFM Probe Utilities and Select Properties. The below screen will be displayed.

    The Start in address is where the software is being started from, the Target address is the one we interested in as this one holds the main Database especially when working from a server. The Target address is "C:\DFM Software\DFM Probe UtilitiesGPRS\DFM Probe Utilities.exe"

  2. We now confirmed all software is installed under the C:Drive under DFM Software. To backup all of them, See below two options
    1. We could Copy the entire DFM Software Folder onto a network location or external device , Right click the folder and select Copy, Paste onto the backup device.
    2. We can first Zip the folder so that you can save space on your backup device. To do this, right click on the folder, select Send to Compressed Zip folder.

      Once completed, Copy the zip file onto the backup device.

We provide free telephonic support on all our products. We employ consultants specific to each of the products we provide that will be able to assist with any problem. If a physical problem is reported, a consultant will set up an appointment to visit the site at the earliest time possible.

In case you haven't found the answer for your question please feel free to contact us, our customer support will be happy to help you.