Getting Started: Granular Insights + Directed Scouting
Welcome to Granular Insights! Whether you are the first person within your operation to sign up, or a new member on an existing operation, this article will help you understand the fastest way to get the most value out of Granular Insights + Directed Scouting using key features. This will not cover everything, but it will cover the basics to get you started on the right track of understanding Directed Scouting and the impact to your operation.
Where to start?
- Purchase Directed Scouting! A premium add-on feature with a low acre cost that provides high-resolution, high frequency satellite imagery to prioritize your scouting efforts.
- Adding your Fields can be done 3 different ways. Import your shapefiles, click on CLU's to claim your field, or manually draw/edit your field boundaries.
- Importing your Field Ops Data can also occur via 3 different methods. Connect your JD Op Center account, upload a .zip file of your raw machine data.
- Collaborating with your team and trusted advisors only takes a few clicks to add team members!
- Don't forget to download the mobile app, iOS or Android, to access your fields where you go.
Let your data work for you. Make decisions and adjust management practices based on what your data and fields are telling you.
You will receive weekly email alerts each Monday during the season highlighting your fields with the highest ranking for Scout Priority by crop type. Be sure to get your crops assigned to get the most value out of this alert!
Fields within the email are linked into your operation on Granular Insights to allow for quick reference and further review.
Field Variability Filtering
There are 3 different field variability filters within the app, both on your desktop and phone! Sort your fields by Field Variability, In- Season Change, or Scout Priority. Check out the link to learn more on each. These filters will allow you to make your imagery work for you by ranking your fields to highlight possible fertility needs, mechanical issues, replant needs, pests, etc.
Blue dot Technology/Find Me
Walk directly to problem areas, or areas of question within your fields no matter what time of the day it is. Whether you scout throughout the day, or need the sunlight for other operational needs, you can leverage the blue dot technology, "Find Me" , to assess those areas within your fields whenever works best for you.
Comparing layers within Directed Scouting can help you uncover the potential cause of lower vegetation areas and see how things are progressing. You can compare your current Vegetation Index to SSURGO soil data, as planted or harvest data for your soybeans or corn if you have loaded it, raw satellite image or historic imagery.
Additional layers add additional details to making your data work for you and getting the most our of Directed Scouting.
We know not all of your fields are within cell coverage. You can download imagery for offline use to scout all of your fields no matter what your connectivity looks like! Be sure to do this on your mobile devices before heading to those fields to scout most effectively.
Guide to Using Directed Scouting by Crop
Granular's mission is to help farmers run stronger businesses and steward the land for generations to come. Granular Insights does just that with its intelligent Directed Scouting efforts to help you make informed decisions before it's too late. Below are guides to help you throughout the growing season with crops you farm. Don't see a crop you're looking for? Send us a message at email@example.com and we will work with our local team of experts to get your more information.
Our local team of experts have broken down how to get the most out of Granular Insights + Directed Scouting for Pre-Season/Pre-Canopy, Canopy, Reproductive, and Harvest & Beyond.
Do you have Granular Insights Analysis tools as well? Check out more on that here to get those most out of your machine data.