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AgDNA's upcoming NDVI toolkit

AgDNA's upcoming NDVI toolkit

Soon AgDNA will be launching an all new NDVI satellite mapping solution and we thought it would be a great time to run through the ins and outs of our new crop health functionality and how NDVI imaging can help farmers, agronomists and equipment dealers turn an uncertain season around in their favor.

It’s true that NDVI isn’t new by any stretch of the imagination, but by integrating the powerful Sentinel satellite system into AgDNA our new crop health imaging toolkit can deliver:

  • Low cost crop health monitoring
  • A way to boost your ROI by optimizing your crop inputs throughout the year
  • Effective water management: identify irrigation issues mid-season, and
  • Risk management on a whole new level

Automation & advanced cloud detection

The first thing we need to know is what exactly makes AgDNA’s upcoming feature different from existing satellite services?

As benefits go, the AgDNA Farm Management Software platform is full of them; the AgDNA FMS is completely automated, meaning it doesn’t require manual uploads or GeoTIFF data files to start working for you. The AgDNA FMS is integrated with the Sentinel advanced mapping satellite network, so it delivers you a steady stream of NDVI imaging at the push of a single button with no manual input required.

AgDNA’s advanced cloud detection is also a standout too – by automatically analyzing composite satellite images AgDNA’s FMS gives you the opportunity to filter images that can throw off your agronomic data, meaning your detailed NDVI breakdowns are incredibly accurate and true to what’s happening in-field.

Stop problems before they start

In many ways a good NDVI strategy is an effective early warning system; crop health imaging can highlight issues within a field that you may not be able to see until it’s too late. Whether it is topography, disease, ineffective input management or issues with irrigation, your crops don’t lie.

NDVI imaging is one of the most effective and low-cost ways of monitoring your season from end to end.

Save time, generate prescriptions & boost profitability

AgDNA Key Account Manager Mark Sullivan has spent considerable time on the ground level speaking to farmers across the United States. He believes that AgDNA’s new NDVI functionality may be a game changer for farmers who are uncertain about the impact that late planting has had on their season.

“Farmers are spinning a lot of plates at the moment, so precise automated crop monitoring is a major win for them”, Sullivan Said. “But of course NDVI is more than just monitoring, it’s also a fundamental data set to build input prescriptions and variable rate strategies from as they move into a later spray season”.

“It will probably become one of the most important parts of their precision ag toolkit in 2019”.

By integrating NDVI into your management strategy, your new imagery can be used to easily create management zones and variable rate prescriptions to ensure the optimal amount of chemical, fertilizer or growth regulator is applied depending on the health and stage of the crop.

Management Zones and Variable Rate Prescriptions can then be sent wirelessly to your in-field equipment without the need for manual upload – in other words, using the AgDNA FMS you can identify issues, generate an action plan and upload that solution directly to your machinery without the need to upload a single file manually.

Save time, manage risk and boost productivity.

Maximizing your season

Paul Turner, CEO and co-founder of AgDNA believes that crop health imaging will soon become the norm when developing strategies for sustainability.

“It’s no secret that NDVI has been around for a long time, but what sets AgDNA apart is the level of detail that we are packing into a low-cost subscription platform”, Turner says.

“AgDNA’s satellite imagery is delivered automatically to our customers across millions of acres. It has an immediate return on investment and allows growers to more effectively manage their farming operation”, he continued.

“Ease of use and return on investment is what sets us apart, something that has been the key to AgDNA’s overall success. Easing a farmer’s workload and increasing their profitability is critical to growing a sustainable long-term farming operation”.

AgDNA’s integrated NDVI functionality will be available soon from any of AgDNA’s 400 authorized dealer locations as part of the platform’s Precision subscription package.

If you’re a grower and you would like to know more AgDNA’s latest satellite crop health toolkit, head to our Dealer Network website at https://agdna.com/dealer/find to find an authorized AgDNA dealer in your area.

If you’re a large ag equipment dealer or run an agribusiness and you’re interested in a demonstration of AgDNA’s NDVI functionality, contact us now via our Dealer FMS website at https://agdna.com/dealerfms