Crop Health Change detection tool highlights ROI of daily satellite imagery

12.11.2018

Farmers Edge has released a ground-breaking, digital tool that automatically scans satellite imagery and notifies growers of changes in their fields.

Building upon the release of daily satellite imagery in 2017 and over 70 new features and tools launched this year, new Health Change Maps and Notifications function as an integrated toolset designed to accelerate the speed of decision-making when crop issues emerge.

This unique precision digital tool pinpoints potential problems, including pests, disease, nutrient deficiencies, inclement weather, missed application, equipment malfunction, drainage issues, and more. This innovative technology enhances the value of daily imagery by helping growers save time, identify issues quicker and react to crop stress before yield is impacted.

The power of the tool lies in the proprietary algorithms that detect significant changes in high-frequency, high-resolution satellite imagery that Farmers Edge makes available to customers. These algorithms automatically trigger a notification, outlining positive or negative vegetative changes in the field, delivered to the grower by email. With a simple tap, the grower is directed to Map Manager in FarmCommand – an all-in-one farm management platform – to view the Health Change Map and the exact locations and details of the change.

Growers have the option of setting the notification parameters and ability to add other users to receive notifications, making sharing valuable information effortless. This builds on to the list of notifications released earlier this year, including Rainfall and Growth Stage Notifications.

More information:
www.farmersedge.ca