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Click on the "Request an Account" link at the top right of the page and fill out the form. An email will be sent to the Pestweb administrators notifying them of your request. When the request is approved you will be sent an email notifying you that you can now log in. Remember, you must go through the "Forgot Password" procedure to change your password before you can log in.
From the "My Data" menu, choose the "My Fields" item. From this page, click on the "Create New Field" button. This will take you to a page which allows you to enter data about a field. The following information will be required:
Click on the "Create New Crop" button. Enter the year and the crop type, then click on the update button.
To enter a new trap click on the "Create New Trap" button. You need to enter a unique id for the trap and the latitude and longitude for the trap. Latitude and longitude are entered in the same manner as when entering them for a field, but the trap's latitude and longitude are seeded from the latitude and longitude of the parent field. Note that only the trap id field is required to enter a new trap.
From the "My Data" menu item, choose "My Traps". To enter data for a trap, click on the trap name. This will take you to a page which allows you to enter data for that trap.
On the trap data page, click the "Create New Count" button. You then have the ability to enter an observation. An observation consists of the date of the observation, the number of midges observed and the crop stage. Click on the "Update" button to save this data. Remember, if you make a mistake, you can edit an observation by clicking the "Edit" button to the right of the observation to be changed.