To manually add a field for further analysis, click the Add Field button at the bottom. Once you click it, the system offers three adding options: Draw polygon, Select on map and Upload fields.
1. The Draw polygon option is employed to contour and add your field to the map.
After it’s done, click the Add to my fields button and enter a name, select crop name, sowing date and season of its cultivation to the relative box. Then click Save to add a field to your Field List.
2.The Upload field instrument provides a possibility to upload files in GeoJSON, Shape or KML formats. To add the fields, hit the Select files button or drag-and-drop files to the right side of the screen.
3. To add a field to your field list, use the Select on map option. It allows picking one of the existing classified fields. Keep in mind that the ability to select one of the classified fields is available only within the territory of Ukraine.
Utilize the field right sidebar menu section to track, review or change activities related to your field with the features designed in Crop monitoring which are Edit Field, Crop rotation, Weather Today and Scouting Tasks.
You can edit your fields whenever you need by going to a three dots menu, then Edit on your Field List.
Or, Edit on the right of the field card.
The Crop Rotation section shows historical crop types growing either in the past or present. For example, there should be no sugar beet planted two years in a row to prevent crop diseases, etc. Moreover, Sowing Date is a useful record accessible on the same page. To change a date, click Edit next to your field name.
Log in every morning to follow the weather not only Temperature but also Wind, Humidity, Clouds, Pressure factors to be up-to-date e.g. you’ve planned to apply a fertilizer and it is going to rain.
In order to send a scout to the field, you should create a scouting task. This task is automatically sent to the mobile application where a scout can pick it up for further execution. To perform the action, click the Add new task button at the bottom of the Task list or assign a task through selecting one of your fields.
Drop a pointer on the area you want to inspect and the New task window pops up. It contains the preview of your field with a pointer and field coordinates. Fill in the appropriate boxes with Task name and Description and click Save. Once it’s done, the task immediately appears on your task list, as well as on the mobile application connected to your account.
Currently we use Sentinel-2 sensor and satellite images with no more than 50% cloudiness. In this way, the collected statistics includes representative selection and excludes outside factors.
Below are the most commonly used vegetation indices that are presented in Crop monitoring:
NDVI or Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NDRE or Normalized Difference RedEdge
MSAVI or Modified Soil-Adjusted Vegetation Index
RECI (or red-edge chlorophyll index). The red-edge band is a narrow band in the vegetation reflectance spectrum between the transition of red to near infra-red.
RECI is most often used when assessing the chlorophyll content in plant leaves by multispectral data, which has an extreme red-edge channel. The red edge is a region in the red-NIR transition zone of vegetation reflectance spectrum and marks the boundary between absorption by chlorophyll in the red visible region, and scattering due to leaf internal structure in the NIR region.
NDVI, NDRE, MSAVI, RECI are indices that can be selected either from the left drop-down menu or three-dots menu on the small panel above the analytics window.
Using a small panel above the analytics window, you are able to download e.g. the NDVI map in .tiff or .shp formats. Shape format gives you the pixel-by-value NDVI at each point and TIFF format shows a regular image with the NDVI applied.
To expand the statistics to check the index of your field, use the small panel above the analytics window. Statistics can be displayed in hectares or percentage.
We do not upload satellite images with more than 50% cloudiness. When using an index, there should be no outside factors that can influence the whole picture. With this said, we consider the possibility of getting value from 50% cloudy images as a positive one. Statistics displays in ha and percentage.
Shows all images that are less than 50% cloudy. When you pick a date, you see a satellite image with an index applied for that day.
The analytics window automatically unfolds on the bottom of the screen by selecting the field.
Graphs that display a representation of NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) are in the center of this window.
There is also the possibility of years comparison, thus you can monitor how your crop is developing compared to data collected in the past. To visualize the data for the specific date, hover over the curve.
Each curve can be disabled by clicking the corresponding colored buttons on the legend. This allows you to disable the unnecessary items and compare indices for years of interest.
To add weather data to the graph, select the required value from the Weather data drop-down list. You can add temperature, precipitation, cold and heat stress parameters.
The Cold stress option highlights the dates in Spring and Autumn when the temperature is below (-6) at which winter crops die.
The Heat stress option (the days in Spring and Summer) reflects the risks associated with drought. In such a way, when the temperature is above (+30) then the growth of the crops slows down. You can track draw down zones on plots with extreme temperatures.
Use Growth Stages to get to know what stage your crop is on right now. If not needed, you are always able to hide the curve from being displayed by clicking on the Growth Stages.
Note! You should add info about crop rotation to see growth stages of your crops.
By default, it shows one year period or the date range selected on the calendar.
If you set a date range and want to get the default year period view, click Update.
Simply click Forecast to be redirected to the Weather page in case Weather Today data is not enough for you or comparison with other vegetation periods is required.
You can get all this information using the Weather analytics tab on the right sidebar as well.
Historical Weather is archived temperature and precipitation data. To set the vegetation period, choose the season you are interested in (available from 2008) and its start and end dates using the calendar. By default, the Growth Stages curve shows on all the graphs. In case there were no stages during the selected time frame, the pointer will be disabled. You can disable it manually at any time if it is not informative for you.
To add a curve displaying the data for the past five years, activate the Compare with 5 years average option.
Once 5 years average is enabled, you will be shown the average for the current period and the last 5 years precipitation levels on graphs to visualize collected information for further analysis.
Accumulated Precipitation graph
Daily Precipitation graph
The graph shows min°C and max°C as well as 5 Year Average min°C and max°C if the 5 Years Average option is selected.
The drop-down menu has three options that can be chosen: 0°C (1°C to 5°C), 5°C (6°C to 10°C) and 10°C (11°C to more). So if you pick the date range from 6°C to 10°C that is a 5°C filter option on the list, you will see the sum of these temperatures.
The Weather Forecast option provides you with access to the 14 days weather forecast. Wind speed, humidity, cloud coverage and expected precipitation are also shown on the screen.
To get a more detailed description of the task, select it on the Scouting tab that is divided into General and Report.
General is for the one who sets the task. It allows changing the name or description, uploading a photo of the field or closing a task in case it is completed.
The Report tab is for scouts. Scout selects the date when the field was inspected, fills in the name of a client e.g. the owner of the field, and the number of the field, changes the field area and crop name, hybrid and sowing date using this tab.
With the help of this tool, scout adds developmental phases indicating the root thickness and the amount of leaves, sets the density of plants and makes a final review of the field indicating the state of crops and leaving an expert comment. After making all the necessary changes, the assigned person closes the task if it is completed or updates the task if needed.
In case you need to download the report in the form of a spreadsheet, click the Export button at the top of the Task tab to be processed automatically.
When you complete the task, it’s automatically moved to the Closed tab of the Task list to be displayed as closed on the map.
To be updated on the latest events, use Notifications (right sidebar). It offers statistics for the added fields and visualizes the changes. The tab displays field footprint and name, field location, coordinates, area, crops growing, current field index and change in its value as well as the time of the last taken image of your field. To choose the date when statistics were generated, use the calendar in the upper right of your screen. Most of the values can be sorted from most to least and vice versa by clicking the corresponding value. You can sort them with an arrow icon.
Drop-down menus are used for changing value and managing email notifications.
The Value change menu makes it possible to choose a percentage of value change displayed in statistics. You’re allowed to select the default one or set your own.
The E-mail notifications menu allows configuring new notifications receiving. You can mute them or select events that you want to be notified of (the system sends notifications when new images of your fields are available so far).
Zoning helps to define land plots for differential fertilization as well as create tasks for agricultural vehicles on electronic maps. Which, in turn, facilitates reducing fertilizer input to prevent negative consequences related to overfeeding, for example.
Zoning is useful when the whole picture of your field condition is required. The result can be used to determine problematic field plots to realize precision farming.
With the help of the Zoning feature, you are able to divide the field from 2 to 7 zones. The vegetation indices available are NDVI, NDRE, MSAVI, and RECI. By going to the Date drop-down menu, you can choose a date when a satellite image has been taken. Once you set the filters, to see the result, click Calculate.
Zoning allows monitoring higher (red) and lower (green) vegetation levels. Depending on the calculation (ha), you would need to apply fertilizer (%) accordingly.
Among other advantages, users can access the tool through the API (right sidebar).
The information is arranged for a quick search and immediate access to application examples, links, guides and tutorials. In addition, you can receive your API key on this page at any time.
To select the language, navigate to the Settings (right sidebar) and pick the one from the drop-down list. At the moment, there are five languages available: English, Українська, Русский, Español, and Português.
The same setting window allows you to choose Unit System that can be either Metric: kg, ha, m/s, mm, °C or Imperial: lbs, ac, mph, inch, °F.
1. To manage your Account e.g. log out or change your plan, use the user icon (right sidebar).
2. You can exit your account using the Log Out button.
3. To familiarize yourself with the existing plans and fares, click the Upgrade Plan button. Three product plans are offered so far. The only difference between Pro and Premium are hectares limit of the area of your fields. Choosing an Enterprise plan gets you in touch with our sales manager for further discussion of a personal plan that satisfies your needs.