SST APP RAMPS UP FIELD SCOUTING
Jun 22, 2021
As the growing season progresses, agronomists are putting “geospatial data” to work at field level. Using SST software from Proagrica, Federated Agronomists are pinpointing trouble spots in fields and leveraging field data in increasingly valuable ways.
The SST software makes it possible to use “NDVI imaging to identify biomass density of plant life,” said Rob Reinking, Federated agronomy sales rep at the Albertville location. Imaging can, for example, “swiftly locate weed clumps or poor crop health.”
“We can take an image of a field and drop a GPS [pin],” said Reinking. “This allows us to locate crucial spots for scouting and putting boots on the ground to start the process of proper data collection to create the best ROI solution for our growers.”
Scouting reports are recorded on SST’s Sirrus mobile app in field, compiling comprehensive data to create a clear picture of crop development. The app summarizes these details and more:
- - overall crop health,
- - crop population,
- - number of growing degree days,
- - yield estimates,
- - weed density,
- - weed type,
- - insect issues,
- - disease issues, and
- - crop damage.
Armed with this vital crop and field data, “[we can] communicate to our full potential with growers,” said Reinking. And, with that information, it’s possible to provide valuable assistance to help them reach their maximum yields, and yields translate into “more income.”
Harnessing the power of geospatial data with SST software, Federated Agronomists can provide growers with the ability to maximize yields and market their best crops. Talk to your agronomist for more information on SST as field scouting gets in full gear.