See it as the naked eye does, but from a bird’s eye view. This format is excellent at identifying tile drainage locations and problems, as a tool for bare soil analysis and is the basis for the creation of digital elevation maps.
Near Infrared images are converted into Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) maps. Healthy plants will absorb available visible light, and reflect back a large portion of the near-infrared light. Unhealthy plants or sparse vegetation reflects more visible light and less near-infrared light. NDVI provides an overview of field variability.
The values obtained from NDVI maps are used to create zones that demonstrate high, medium and low plant health responses. Producers can focus in on specific areas to determine the cause of the plants feedback. Variability could be a result of fertility, moisture, soil conditions/type, or disease and pest pressures.
Digital Elevation Maps
Created using data and GPS information collected during the gathering of images, digital elevation maps (DEMs) are created with accurate results. A producer can use this information to plan for drainage and to help understand to movement of water, fertilizer and soil in their fields.
Combines the latest advances in sensor technology along with industry leading analytics. From this data, prescriptions are used for variable rate application of seed, chemical and fertilizer allowing for seamless integration with precision farm equipment.