A color-coded map of a field is generated showing areas of growth plant health using a process called NDVI (Normalized Differential Vegetation Index). The concept has been in use with satellite imagery for decades, but was not practical for individual fields until now.
A drone gathers data and we create the color-coded map, showing growth and field health at a glance. In addition, we take scouting photos of key areas, showing you what the map represents in terms of actual on-the-ground conditions.
Click here to see a sample report (opens a new tab).
Cropview takes care of all necessary permits with Transport Canada and regulatory compliance. All we need from you is access to your property.
FOUR 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.
#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.