Crop Rotation

Consumer Agronomists, Farmers, Insurers, Banks


Objective Determining the optimal season for growing specific crops


Script


1.1. Continuous farming of the same crop species on the same land every year without change is referred to as “monocropping”, or continuous monoculture. The primary reason why farmers opt for monoculture agriculture is their desire to maximize output and minimize the labor that is involved. The logic is that this method enables farmers to invest in specialized technology that allows them to use their time and resources with the highest efficiency.


When crops are not rotated, numerous studies accompanied by years of first-hand experience have confirmed that continuous monocropping only leads to declining yields.

If the same crop is grown continuously, the plant drains the same nutrients from the soil every year. This eventually leads to nutrient depletion and soil infertility.

A farmer can, at his own risk, grow the same crop for several years in a row, as he saw that this field provides a good yield. However, in the event that he continues to do so, nutrient depletion is inevitable and as such, crop yields decrease exponentially over subsequent years.

1.2. This depleted field is going to be inherited by the next owner. In order to assess the field’s potential productivity, as well as to define which crop is better to sow within the area, the new owner needs to know the history of crop rotation.

Crop Monitoring allows for the keeping of all field crop rotation records in one place to review whenever necessary. Furthermore, if the product has the classification, it provides the crop rotation history by default.

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1.3. Monitoring the NDVI values change over time, the user is also able to see how the crop rotation model has affected the health of the field.

With the help of Crop Monitoring, it is possible to develop a crop rotation plan for the specified field.

1.4. Monitoring the NDVI values change over time, the user is also able to see how the crop rotation model has affected the health of the field.

  • Soil infertility
  • Pest infestation. Many pests affect specific types of crops. When the same type of crop is repeatedly grown we provide them with favorable conditions to flourish.
  • Erosion. Planting the same crop makes the soil more prone to erosion.

Result:


  • The user is able to develop a crop rotation plan for the field
  • The user can monitor the history of the field to predict yields
  • Field state monitoring after the crop rotation

Use-case


Description. The field has been planted with wheat for two consecutive years (2016 and 2017), and as seen in the image, in 2017, the index values dropped, meaning that the growing season failed to produce favorable results.

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