Agronomy

Geo-Target Your Scouting with Technology

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With so many acres, which should you scout first? Satellite imagery technology now provides geo-targeted maps to isolate field health problems and focus your scouting time. 

NDVI Satellite Imagery is a service provided by Climate FieldView known as Field Health Imagery. For paid subscribers, Climate FieldView provides two types of Field Health Imagery: Vegetation and Scouting. (A free trial of FieldView is available until Aug. 1st!)

Using these two images interchangeably allows you to prioritize scouting and find the problemed areas of your fields before the problem gets out of hand.

    Imagery Types & Benefits

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    Vegetation Imagery

    Image generated which calculates current plant growth.

    Areas with that appear “red” in color on the scouting map correlate to low plant biomass. Prioritize scouting by locating these areas of the field faster and find the underlying cause of the problem, providing a faster recommendation

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    Scouting Imagery

    Image which helps identify fields to scout by amplifying areas of the field with greater than 1% variability from the vegetation map.

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    Send/Save/Sync Scouting Notes

    If your agronomist is doing your scouting, and you’ve given them access to your Climate account, they can send pictures and notes right from the field.

    Growers who utilize the Climate FieldView Cab App with the Climate FieldView Puck to seamlessly stream data into their account, can then transfer data back and forth without a thumb-drive.

    Satellite

    How Does Satellite Imagery Work?

    NDVI Satellite Imagery are images gathered through remote sensing by the sun transmitting energy to the Earth. This energy (light) passes through the atmosphere and is absorbed by the atmosphere or hits the ground. The light that hits the ground is absorbed in different amounts by different objects, this is how color works. Satellites that are airborne record the amount of reflection coming from the surface. These records are then converted into wavelengths and in-turn converted into layers of information that can be used by growers and agronomists to make informed decisions on their operations

    If you have more questions regarding Climate FieldView and the scouting features associated, please contact your local Field Sales Agronomist. The longer we wait to scout these problemed areas, the more bushels that will be left in the field at the end of the season.