Producers are very interested in monitoring the development and vigor of their crops throughout the growing season. In-field variability is sometimes very difficult to identify and measure using the conventional scouting methods. These methods are also very labor intensive and make it difficult to view all parts of every field on every farm in a trade area.
Figure 1: Scouting fields on two farms that are far apart
Many times, using traditional scouting methods, it is difficult to determine what areas in a trade area need to be evaluated to identify problem areas in the field. The utilization of aerial imagery not only provides the data needed to target scouting efforts, it is an excellent base layer to scout fields by providing quantitative and timely information. These timely efforts can then be leveraged to ensure the proper application of inputs. With the proper application of inputs comes increased grower profitability, increased (or preventing loss of) yield, and decreased operational costs for cooperative and agriculture service providers.
If you are in the business or providing scouting services, it is time to explore the value of integrating aerial imagery into your process. This data layer will:
- Save you money
- Save you time
- Increase operational efficiencies
- Increase customer satisfaction
- Enable market growth
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