New imagery tool alerts farmers to crop changes

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

The new Health Change Maps and Notifications function has an integrated toolset designed to accelerate decision-making when crop issues emerge.

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“The digital tool pinpoints potential problems, including pests, disease, nutrient deficiencies, inclement weather, missed applications, equipment malfunction and drainage issues,” says Farmers Edge.

“This new 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.

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 can add other users to receive notifications, making it easy for agronomists and managers to access the data.

Farmers Edge recently entered a strategic digital agreement with CNH Industrial which will make a portfolio of agronomic and connectivity solutions available to New Holland customers.