AgPixel aerial imagery can be used to create 3-D specialty models for a variety of applications, including:
Color-infrared maps allow producers to observe key yield indicators well before harvest time, such as seed emergence and plant canopy cover. Based on the structure of the particular crop, our custom classification models can help producers strategize where to replant and where to conduct further ground inspections.
Maps with quantifiable acre counts are invaluable when determing what percentage of a given field was affected by damage or disease. In this wheat lodging example, AgPixel’s specialty classification map was able to determine where what lodging had occured based on the NDVI values and ground test confirmations.
Aerial imagery provides an additional layer of information that can be reviewed alongside soil and other management maps, allowing producers to make the wisest decisions from season to season.
In selecting the proper genetic variety for climatic conditions, color-infrared and NDVI* imagery can provide key indicators of plant health and vitality.
Producers rely on advantages when managing nutrient input costs, and “pop-up” fertilizers offer an ability to precisely apply smaller amounts of nutrients early in the season.
Typically the effects are not fully realized until harvest time; however, color-infrared and NDVI* imagery reveals plant health sooner than traditional methods.
To best serve our customers, AgPixel processes aerial imagery from all platforms.
Our remote sensing and data services will turn any imagery into an informed farm management decision.
However, the most feasible collection platform should be determined by the desired application.
In the following case study, flooding in the field was detected using high-resolution aerial imagery.
Each instance of flooding verified on the ground was also confirmed by the georeferenced map products (synthesized natural color, color-infrared, and NDVI).
After collecting and processing the aerial data, AgPixel’s consumable map products were imported by the consultant into a leading farm management system.
Total acre counts were then generated, giving an accurate, quantifiable assessment for insurance and/or replanting purposes.
By viewing key indicators, such as plant density, yields can be better estimated than with traditional methods.
Based on the canopy structure of a particular crop, our custom classification models can also ensure producers develop the best management plan for their unique crop.
ORTHOMOSAIC VS STITCHED
AIRCRAFT VS SATELLITE
NET VALUE: $2.49 /acre
FLAT VS VARIABLE RATE
Flat rate prescription: 15.0 gallons/acre
Variable rate average: – 10.5 gallons/acre
Nitrogen reduction: 4.5 gallons/acre
COST SAVINGS IMPACT
Nitrogen cost: $4.40/acre x gallons/acre
Flat rate cost: (15 gal) $66.00/acre
Variable rate cost (10.5 gal): – $46.20/acre
NITROGEN SAVINGS: $19.80 /acre
INPUT COST SAVINGS: $28.11 /acre