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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.

adding fields manually

1. The Draw polygon option is employed to contour and add your field to the map.

draw polygon option

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.

upload files in GeoJSON, Shape or KML formats

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.

ability to select one of the classified fields within the territory of Ukraine

Field Right Sidebar Menu Section

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.

Edit Field

You can edit your fields whenever you need by going to a three dots menu, then Edit on your Field List.

edit fields button

Or, Edit on the right of the field card.

editing option in the field card

Crop Rotation

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.

crop rotation section

Weather Today

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.

weather today section

Scouting Tasks

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.

add new scouting task

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.

fill in the information about the scounting task

Raster Image

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.

Indices

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.

NDVI, NDRE, MSAVI, RECI indices drop-down menu

Download

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.

download the field map

Statistics

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.

expand the statistics to check the index of your field

Cloudiness

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.

check the cloudiness

Date Line

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.

choose the date of the image

Graphic

The analytics window automatically unfolds on the bottom of the screen by selecting the field.

Graphic Legend

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.

Vegetation Season Indices

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.

vegetation season indices curve

Weather Curves

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.

weather data drop-down list

The Cold stress option highlights the dates in Spring and Autumn when the temperature is below (-6) at which winter crops die.

Cold stress option

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.

Heat stress option

Growth Stages

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.

growth stages option

Period Intervals

By default, it shows one year period or the date range selected on the calendar.

select date range on calendar

If you set a date range and want to get the default year period view, click Update.

 get the default year period view

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.

click Forecast to be redirected to the Weather page

You can get all this information using the Weather analytics tab on the right sidebar as well.

Weather analytics tab on the right sidebar

Historical Weather

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.

disable the pointer manually

To add a curve displaying the data for the past five years, activate the Compare with 5 years average option.

Compare with 5 years average option

Accumulated And Daily Precipitation Graphs

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

Accumulated Precipitation graph

Daily Precipitation graph

Daily Precipitation graph

Daily Temperatures

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.

Daily Temperatures graph

Sum Of Active Temperatures

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.

sum of active temperatures graph

Weather Forecast

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.

14 days weather forecast

Task Description

To get a more detailed description of the task, select it on the Scouting tab that is divided into General and Report.

General

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.

General is the menu for those who create the task

Report

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.

The Report tab is for scouts

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.

close or update the scouting task

Download

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.

click export button to download the report

Closed Tasks

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.

tab with closed scouting tasks

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:

  • Name 
  • Location 
  • Area
  • Group
  • Crop
  • Sowing date
  • Index value
  • Value change
  • Image date

Each arrangement appears as a list of fields sorted and ranked accordingly and can be exported as a PDF file and/or .xls spreadsheet.

Field leaderboard in Crop Monitoring

Default

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.

default view of Field leaderboard

Notifications

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:

  • current index value for the field
  • value change compared to the previous image 
  • field name (the one you have assigned to it)
  • field location
  • new image date
  • previous image date

Every notification email may contain the data for up to 3 of the fields that are currently at the top of the leaderboard.

notification email about most recent NDVI value changes

NDVI Drop

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.

Fields sorted according to value change in leaderboard

Sorting Parameters

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.

A highlighted sorted parameter in Field leaderboard

Color Code

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.

how to distinguish negative value change from positive or no change by color

Group

You can sort fields according to the group. To view all fields at once, select All groups.

in Field leaderboard you can view fields belonging to all groups

To view fields that do not belong to any group, tick the appropriate checkbox.

all the fields without group in Leaderboard

Another option is to view only the fields that belong to a specific group.

all the fields belonging to EOS Crop Monitoring group

Crop

You can also sort fields according to their currently growing crop type.

list of crops in Leaderboard

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.

all the soybean fields in Leaderboard

Download

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.

how to export leaderboards

Select Date

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.

select a report date in field leaderboard

2. Click anywhere on the Report date field

selecting the date on the calendar in field leaderboard

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.

Free Account

To access the Field leaderboard, you need to update your pricing plan to Essential or Professional.

no access to field leaderboard in the free account

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.

in free account leaderboard is available for demo field only

Sort

Additionally, you can sort fields within the leaderboard based on 9 different attributes:

  • Name (in the alphabetical order)
  • Location (in the alphabetical order)
  • Area (least to greatest and vice versa)
  • Group (1 group/some groups/all groups/without group)
  • Crop (for the fields with crop rotation data – in the alphabetical order)
  • Sowing date (for the fields with crop rotation data – newest to oldest and vice versa)
  • Index value (least to greatest and vice versa)
  • Value change (difference between two images)
  • Image date (oldest to newest and vice versa)

You can create 9 different leaderboards with fields arranged differently and download each leaderboard as either a PDF file or xls. spreadsheet.

sorting parameters panel in field leaderboard

                

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.

divide the fields in zones

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).

access Crop monitoring tool through the API

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.

получить доступ к Crop Monitoring с помощью API

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.

settings icon to select the language

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).

user icon to manage your account

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.