To start monitoring your crops, you need to add fields to your account first. There are several available options:
Start by clicking +Add Field located in the right bottom corner of your screen.
A window with available options should pop up.
This option allows you to upload files containing pre-drawn field contours to the system. For now, 4 different format types are supported for this option: .shp, .kml, .kmz, .geojson.
You can either drag-and-drop files onto the web page or click Select Files.
As soon as the field contours appear on the map along with the field card data in the right sidebar menu, click Add to my fields to complete the operation.
Or you can click Cancel (located just below the Add to my fields button) to abort.
A modal window will offer you two choices:
Add more information about the newly uploaded field to ensure maximum efficiency of monitoring.
*Accurate monitoring of vegetation development depends on the correctness of crop rotation data.
Correct crop rotation data includes 3 components: name of the crop, sowing date, and the season when the crop was or is going to be harvested.
Note: It is necessary you click on the exact sowing date in the calendar box. Make sure the selected date looks blue in the calendar.
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.
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.
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.
Field leaderboard has been designed to help users prioritize their field management tasks according to the NDVI value change. Leaderboard also arranges all of your fields in one place according to 1 of 9 different categories:
Each arrangement appears as a list of fields sorted and ranked accordingly and can be exported as a PDF file and/or .xls spreadsheet.
By default, the leaderboard shows your fields arranged according to the latest available image and the most negative NDVI value change.
Note: the field with the latest available image may have less of a NDVI value drop compared to another field with an older available image. This allows you to focus on the most urgent issues first.
Every time there are new satellite images of one, several, or all of your fields, Leaderboard gets updated. You will automatically get notified about each update via email.
The notification email will contain the following data:
Every notification email may contain the data for up to 3 of the fields that are currently at the top of the leaderboard.
You can rearrange the leaderboard to show your fields ranked only according to the NDVI value change. The field with the largest NDVI value drop automatically moves up to the top of the leaderboard. On the contrary, the field with the largest NDVI value rise gets sorted to the bottom of the list.
To rearrange the leaderboard, click on the appropriate sorting parameter above the leaderboard.
The parameter should light up.
Note: you can always tell which category arrangement is currently on the leaderboard by checking the parameter. Only one parameter can light up at a time.
NDVI value drop is marked by the red color and a minus “-” symbol, while the rising NDVI value appears green, with a “+” sign. If there has been no change over the period in question, NDVI value appears white.
You can sort fields according to the group. To view all fields at once, select All groups.
To view fields that do not belong to any group, tick the appropriate checkbox.
Another option is to view only the fields that belong to a specific group.
You can also sort fields according to their currently growing crop type.
To view the fields with a common growing crop, click on the appropriate checkbox.
Note: Fields without added crop rotation data cannot be sorted according to crop type.
You can rearrange the fields on the leaderboard in 9 different lists and download them as PDF file and/or xls. spreadsheet.
The download begins automatically as soon as you click on the PDF or XLS button.
You can select a date to view the NDVI change for the period between two available images of the same field (3-5 days).
1. Find the Report date field right above the leaderboard.
2. Click anywhere on the Report date field
3. Select the date in the pop-up calendar in 1 click
The leaderboard will automatically refresh to show you the data for the period between two images closely preceding the selected date.
To access the Field leaderboard, you need to update your pricing plan to Essential or Professional.
You can try out the Field leaderboard feature on your Demo field in the Free Account.
Note: Only the Demo field data will be accessible.
Additionally, you can sort fields within the leaderboard based on 9 different attributes:
You can create 9 different leaderboards with fields arranged differently and download each leaderboard as either a PDF file or xls. spreadsheet.
Zoning is used to create VRA (Variable Rate Application) maps for differential seed planting and fertilizing. You can identify zones on each map and manually set an appropriate amount of seedlings or fertilizer for every zone. You can download the VRA maps as a shp. Zip file and upload it to the on-board computer to perform differential application. This way you can reduce expenses and use resources more rationally.
Zoning also allows you to save money on expensive “blind” soil testing. Thanks to the data retrieved from satellite imagery and vegetation indices, Zoning identifies plots in the field with higher and lower productivity.
To create the Vegetation and/or Productivity maps for any field, click on the Zoning icon on the right sidebar menu.
Once you are in the Zoning menu, select a field from the list.
You can select the field with no previously saved Vegetation/Productivity maps. In this case, you will be directed to the menu where you can choose the type of zoning you want to perform.
Or you can select a field with the previously created Vegetation/Productivity maps. In this case, you will be redirected to Your maps list of saved maps.
The icons for Vegetation maps and Productivity maps are conveniently different. When in doubt, look at the icons or read the title below the saved map.
To download any previously created Vegetation/Productivity maps, select and click on the one you need in Your maps list, and then click on the Download SHP button below.
To create a new map, click on the appropriate button below the Your maps list on the right side panel.
Once you click on Create new map, you will be presented with a choice: Vegetation maps or Productivity maps.
Use Vegetation maps to calculate how much nitrogen your crops require at the moment, based on the latest available image data. The color should tell you exactly which area is more problematic. Red color means trouble and probably requires the highest amount of N fertilizer. Green, on the other hand, generally indicates high vegetation density areas that need considerably less nitrogen.
To create a Vegetation map, you will need to select an appropriate vegetation index in the drop down menu.
Next, select an available image date.
Finally, select the number of Zones you would like to break the field into. You can also set the minimal area for every Zone.
Now all you need to do is to click Calculate
The calculation of Zones distribution across the field in the Vegetation maps menu takes just a few seconds. The result is the newly created map on the left and the Vegetation Zones menu on the right for variable rate application.
You will need to manually set the application rate for each defined zone by typing in appropriate numbers (depending on the system of units selected in the settings). The system will automatically calculate the total amount in the given units of measurement.
It will allow you to determine the precise amount of fertilizers to be used for each individual Zone.
Note: the green and red colors on the maps stand for relatively higher and lower vegetation. Green is higher than red, red is lower than green.
Make sure there were no anomalies that might have influenced the calculations by moving the Opacity slider to the left and to the right.
Opacity is set to 80% by default, because at this point any obstructions/anomalies will show in the image overlapping with the Vegetation map.
If you move the slider all the way to the left (0%), you will be able to see for sure if there are any objects obstructing the natural view in the image or not.
You can also clearly see where the vegetation on the field is visually extremely low or absent.
If everything looks normal, you can move the Opacity slider all the way to the right (100%), to view the Vegetation map only.
The final step is to download the map with the application rate amounts as a ZIP file. To do just that, click Download SHP at the bottom right.
Productivity maps help calculate how much potassium and phosphorus should go in the areas with higher/lower productivity in the field. The red color corresponds to the lowest productivity levels, whereas the green color shows the area with a high productivity. This allows you to distribute K and P fertilizer more efficiently across the field.
Note: You can also use productivity maps to add precision to soil-sampling, focusing more on the areas that appear yellow to red.
This type of Zoning is very simple to perform. 5 different Productivity Zones will be automatically identified in the field. To calculate them, you only need to set the dates to create any period of time up to 2 years, and click Calculate.
If your field’s area is less than 2 ha / 4.9 ac, the automatic number of Zones will be not 5 but 3, to avoid visual clustering.
Calculations may take a few minutes. The result should look something like this.
You can use the map to understand how to make your field more productive. On the right, you can type in the necessary amounts of seeds or fertilizers and download both the map and the total amount as a ZIP file.
You may delete any map from Your maps list at any time by simply clicking on the delete basket in the top right corner.
Among other advantages, users can access the tool through the API (right sidebar).
To get access to EOS Documentation you need to click on the API icon/title on the sidebar menu and then click Get started
Now get the API key by registering at the developer portal.
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.
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