Arable Web 9.5.0 Release Notes

Arable Web 9.5.0 Release Notes Doc Number: ARA2022-00003 Rev A Date: July 27, 2022

Release Overview

Arable Web 9.5.0 added a new feature for our distributors on site-view that allows them to create customers and assign devices from local inventory, speeding up the process to fulfill new orders to customers. 

Several other enhancements have also been made both in terms of accuracy of data and user interface response time.

We hope you will enjoy this new release. We always welcome feedback through Customer Success ( or via your account manager. 


July 27, 2022

Instance affected




Chrome 103, Edge 103, Safari 14.0.3, iPad 14/15

Type of Release

Minor Release




List of Changes

New Features

  • When you login to the Arable Web, you will now see a Teams filter in the top right corner of the Map page. By aligning your Team assignments based on geography, varietals and season planting-harvest dates, you will have an effective tool to compare not only the day-to-day status of, e.g., the soil moisture levels but also to assess differences in progression towards the next growth stage using Growing Degree Days and total plant biomass (NDVI).
  • A similar Team’s filter exists also inside the Compare Across Locations dashboard that you find under the Analytics tab. By selecting a Team here you don’t only get quick access to comparative views of everything from Crop Water Balance to Sunshine Duration but you also get easily accessible insights into the top 3 locations within the Team that have the lowest/highest rank and that need your attention the most.
  • For site-view users, there is a complete new filtering capability introduced. The benefits are several including improved manageability, focused comparisons and faster response times. From any main tab (top of screen), it is possible to filter the view to a specific organization and/or Team. In the Team level selector you can choose from All Teams or an individual Team. Once the filter is applied, it will be maintained while browsing throughout the app.
  • For site-view users, the main navigation tab has been altered for better fit on a small laptop screen. The new navigation has two levels. The naming has been kept consistent with earlier tab naming during this transition to simplify this transition. Particularly worth noting is that Rank now has its own main navigation tab instead of being a sub-screen to Graph.
  • For site-view users, we have extended the mapping capability with the option to see and select street view in addition to satellite view. This will help you locate and identify all your fields quickly during planning and initial deployment.
  • For the Rainfall Model, we have added several new input parameters such as humidity and sunlight to bolster the reliability of system reports.
  • For the Temperature Model, we extended our measurement range from -20°C to 60°C and increased the overall accuracy of the model through adding one more year of training data.
  • Even if introduced in Arable Web 9.4.0, it is worth reiterating that you now can combine Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) with other measurements like temperature in the Arable Web Graph. VPD identifies the difference between the amount of moisture in the air and how much moisture the air can hold when it is saturated. This allows you to detect when water may condense to form films of water over the leaves making them susceptible to rot.
  • In Arable Web 9.4.0, we also introduced Daily ETc (Crop Evapotranspiration) in the Arable Web Map measurement drop-down list so you can quickly compare across fields the water consumed by plants over the last day; Something that was only available in Arable Mobile previously.
  • For our channel partners, there is now an option to take a more complete role as a distributor when on site-view. As a distributor, you will be able to manage and assign out devices from your local inventory without having to reach out to Arable Customer Success. You can also create new customer tenants in the system that you supervise. Overall, these capabilities will provide a shorter delivery time of products and services to customers.
  • On the platform side, we have updated the Angular platform to Angular 12 for the Arable Web 9.5.0 increasing the stability and supportability of the app.

Defect Fixes

  • The Teams page in the Arable Web got a lift during the quarter in order to fasten up the response time for larger tenants. Now the response time is below 5 seconds for all the operations on the Teams page.
  • The handling of calendar requests that were beyond the max limit of 2 years worth of daily data in the Export and Graph pages were changed from taking the first 730 records to taking the last 730 records.

Known Issues

  • When you are considering moving to the new sites-framework, then the entire organization should transition at the same time. The reason for this is that deployment naming is different with the site-view than with the location view, and could cause confusion if some have transitioned and others have not. An automated naming for new Arable Mark deployments will occur as soon as one of the device owners has Sites enabled. The location name will then be device ID + deployment time stamp.
  • In order to completely validate a connected anemometer, both the analog port (wind direction) and the pulse port (wind speed) need to be selected. We have seen a number of customers missing this and as such miss out on wind direction data. We intend to resolve this by linking both settings in a future release. For now it is important to be aware of these two steps and to add the degree offset from true north for your anemometer arm.
  • For customers that are trying out our new Water feature on site-view, the GEMS pressure switch needs to be selected on the analog port in order to capture irrigation runtime data from the drip irrigation line. This means that there will be no wind direction provided in the user interface even if you have an anemometer connected. However, you can still validate and see wind speed data from the Bridge pulse port.
  • If the Mark anemometer is not detecting any wind, then this is shown in the user interface as “--” wind in the Map and Weather Details page. In the Graph and Export such hours are falling back to remote sensed wind. We will improve this in a future release and show “0” wind speed instead.
  • To enable confirmation of successful soil moisture probe installation in real time, we plan to add Bridge status as part of the deployment message from the Mark to the backend, and have it populate in the API and UI (on the Devices page). As of now, the update will come with the first complete sync.
  • The local Mark max/min temperature for the hour is taken as the max/min of all 5-min interval readings during that hour. Meanwhile, the current temperature is the average for the last hour, creating a discrepancy between the two values during weather alerts. We are investigating whether relying on a 5-min interval for Tmin/Tmax is vulnerable to noise, and if so, will change this algorithm.
  • Currently the NDVI measurement and graph do not show or deal with a drop due to temporary cloudy days. To circumvent any misunderstandings, users can also review the solar radiation with the two-measurement graph feature. A future enhancement to incorporate cloud cover when calculating NDVI is expected.