Apr 19, 2017Obtaining crop emergence data with Sentera
Sentera has launched its Plant Population Analysis program, available through its AgVault software platform. Plant Population Analytics assess where plants are and are not growing, calculates an emergence measurement and visually represents results with a colored heat map.
According to Sentera, the new tool addresses a fundamental issue the agriculture industry faces: producing accurate in-field emergence estimations as early and as efficiently as possible. Early and accurate plant estimates enable agronomists, crop consultants, and growers to make replant decisions during critical growth stages which help positively influence yields.
Users can produce an emergence heat map in the field by scouting a field using a drone-based sensor, uploading the data into AgVault, identifying crop specifications, selecting a boundary to analyze and then pressing “go.” AgVault performs algorithms to produce a color-coded Plant Population Analysis map of the respective boundary, and the result is delivered to the user in AgVault.
These features are available at the field edge without an internet connection, and can be located on the AgVault website for cloud users once the data is uploaded.