How It Works

We use drones (which are flying robots) to fly over your field and take measurements with sensors. Every inch of a field is scanned, then you receive a Field Report with recommendations.

Use that data to increase profits, reduce cost of inputs, and make better decisions with greater knowledge, all without needing to buy a single new piece of equipment:

  • Plant health and growth monitoring, color-coded for easy reading.  This monitors growth and spots potential problems.
  • High-yield zones ID.  Allows you to focus attention and inputs on zones that offer highest yields, and less on low-yield zones.
  • Elevation maps.  Allows you to visualize the elevation and drainage of your field.
  • Scouting images.   High-resolution digital pictures and plant measurements to ground truth key areas for context.

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FOUR REAL WAYS THIS HELPS YOU:

#1) Lower input costs and increase yields by letting you apply inputs more efficiently.

Fertilizer can be applied more in areas where it is needed and less in areas where it is not.  You can use the same principles behind Precision Farming, but without the expensive equipment. Our Field Reports throughout a growing season can be used to do a “manual” variable rate application plan. Put more fertilizer where it will pay off, less where it won’t.  Try our Return on Investment Calculator that helps you show how much you can save.  Improving by as little as 1% can make our service pay for itself.

#2) Use our data with Precision Farming equipment for Variable Rate Application.

If you already engage in Precision Farming, we can deliver data in Shapefile and Google Earth .kmz formats, compatible with a wide variety of farm management software to generate prescriptions for Variable Rate Application of inputs so you can gain the full precision and benefits of variable rate.

#3) Verify that changes made to your fields are effective, or plan new ones.

If you have made changes that affect drainage or soil, our color-coded growth maps will let you see at a glance if those changes have been effective. Or use the data to plan new changes.

#4) Reduce losses by detecting problems earlier.

Preventable losses can be reduced by spotting trouble areas earlier. Equipment failures, flooding, or infestations all have a visible effect on growth.  Don’t forget to try our Return on Investment Calculator to show how much you can save.

Single flights are useful to understand field conditions at a glance, but we recommend a minimum of four flights per season to obtain the clearest understanding of what is happening in a field. We will happily fly as-needed, but we also offer yearly discounted rates.

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