How do I interpret the Vegetation Index?
Granular Insights satellite imagery uses millions of acres of data from field tests, images and agronomic models to produce the Vegetation Index that tracks crop progress and estimates the differences over time. These insights are valuable throughout the growing season.
During pre-canopy, it’s valuable to quantify the impact of critical decisions like replant, herbicide applications, and addressing the impacts of mechanical issues with clear Granular Insights satellite imagery. The industry-leading Vegetation Index map layer will help you track crop variability and prioritize the areas that need attention first.
Early weed detection: look for areas of relatively high density in the Vegetation Index. High vegetative density could be a sign that weeds are growing in your field
Poor germination/replant decisions: these are areas of low density shown on the Vegetation Index. Images can help you make timely replant decisions
Mechanical issues: watch for repetitive patterns, striping or straight lines that may have been caused by a planter skipping or a sprayer malfunction
The human eye is no match for Granular Insights satellite imagery — pinpoint potential issues before they become problems.
Nutrient deficiencies: follow the topography to track areas of low progress in the Vegetation Index that may indicate loss due to environmental conditions
Missed input applications: watch for repetitive patterns, striping, or straight lines that may have been caused by a sprayer or pivot malfunction
Pest/disease issues: localized but irregular areas of low progress in the Vegetation Index
Product trials: easily measure results of product trials in your fields
When it’s too hot to wander aimlessly, Granular Insights satellite imagery helps you direct your field scouting.
Fungicide decisions: watch for areas of low density on the Vegetation Index to make application decisions due to disease pressures.
Nitrogen decisions: make targeted point-in-time decisions for rescue applications.
Weather events: monitor recovery from past or present weather events, or use the Vegetation Index to calculate financial impact for insurance purposes.
Harvest & Beyond
Unleash the power of your data by using Granular Insights to improve planning for the next season:
- Management practices: adjust tiling, tillage and cover crop decisions based on trends visible in Vegetation Index
Fertility: make plans for timing, type, and rate of products based on impact visible in imagery
Crop: make rotation decisions based on performance and health quantified in imagery
Variety: base decisions on clear product trial outcomes to maximize future performance
Population: vary seeding rates based on historical imagery
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