Many customers sign up for TerrAvion subscription imagery each season with a specific agronomic program in mind that often takes place in the middle or at towards the end of the season, like irrigation monitoring, input applications, or harvest timing. However, TerrAvion’s flight schedules start early in the season, while many fields are still bare, and often all that is being captured are bare soils. Many of our dealers and growers are not in a rush to order their fields, as the specific use case they have in mind is not happening yet. So why does TerrAvion fly early in the season, often before the crop is planted, and all you can see is bare soil? Are you losing out if you do not receive the first images?
Bare soil imagery
Soil is the basis for all plant growth, and a high-resolution agricultural aerial image allows you to see how your bare ground looks from above in one shot. It shows the differences in each field, what the earth looks like, and the moisture status. Such data can be an excellent source of insight for many use cases during the season. While it might not be useful to look at a bare soil image at the time captured, it can explain why certain things are happening during the growing season. If your crop is not growing as expected, being able to look back to the start of it all, the soil at the beginning of the season, can support your findings. It can help you fix issues in the season or know what to do before next season, to prevent the same situation from happening again. Some of these reasons are related to tiling, irrigation fixing, nutrient leaching, soil compaction, and so on.
Affordable, frequent, designed for digital agriculture
TerrAvion offers high-resolution subscription image data for agriculture, creating value for all our customers. Our weekly schedule is an essential component. It is the basis for creating a reliable imagery service that supports digital agronomy during the growing season. TerrAvion subscription imagery enables consistent delivery of image data at the right time to our partners in agriculture.