MicaSense and FluroSat partner to offer science-based imagery and agronomic analytics to commodity crop growers

05.07.2019

FluroSat and MicaSense are partnering to offer high-quality imagery and analytics products to growers and crop advisors. The collaboration is built upon a strong belief that the collective capability of this agronomic solution will provide timely insights for optimizing plant nutrition management.

FluroSat MicaSenseUsers will benefit from MicaSense and FluroSat’s shared focus on bringing scientifically validated agronomic solutions to the market. Such solutions will aid their production decision-making with the added value of imagery-guided proactive recommendations for crop management.

Growers and advisors can skip the time-consuming tasks such as imagery analysis, separating plant signal from soil “noise” and monitoring crops by getting straight to detection of potential yield-robbing issues.

Using FluroSense, crop growers can combine MicaSense sensor imagery with integrated weather information and crop models to map crop nitrogen levels, making fertility recommendations and benchmarking their crop performance. Enabled by the MicaSense Altum’s thermal sensor, users can also utilize FluroSense analytics for early detection of water stress and waterlogging, which can cause significant yield loss if left undetected.

Collaboration between FluroSat and MicaSense started in the 2017-18 growing season when the two companies partnered on a trial to analyze 14,000 acres of cotton grown on 71 irrigated and dryland farms. Results from the trial showed that site-specific application of nutrients and chemicals driven by accurate nutrient and crop health mapping can improve yields by up to 20 percent and reduce fertilizer cost by 30 to 35 percent.

The partnership will see a pipeline of further initiatives which aim to develop advanced sensor and software capabilities and provide actionable information to farmers, growers and agronomists.

More information

www.micasense.com
www.flurosat.com