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  • May 07
  • 2 min read

Implementing an imagery program

TerrAvion aerial images are not just pretty pictures. Imagery is invaluable data that has the potential to transform your agronomy program. But how do you get from your first image delivery to seeing higher profits? Imaging is capable of improving every part of your operations, and implementing imagery into your operations is easier than you think.

Pre-plant/planting

TerrAvion flooding imageryEarly season aerial imagery can help growers see how their fields have changed in the off-season as they plan for the upcoming season. This information can be a differnece maker in building a profitable management plan for the coming year. Use imagery to identify over-saturated soil or crop trash that may affect your yield zones. Last season's image data will tell you the story of how your field performed throughout the entire season. This information can help you make profitable input decisions, manage soil conditions and drainage systems, and build variable-rate seeding plans. 

Pre-emergence/emergence

TerrAvion Center Pivot IssuesWhen your irrigation systems turn on, TerrAvion thermal imagery makes it easy to identify and fix irrigation issues before your crops begin to suffer from water stress. High-resolution NDVI imagery enables you to identify weeds, differentiate them from planted crops and target them for herbicide applications. Early season image deliveries ensure that you will have available data to help you address early season issues. 

Mid-season

TerrAvion NDVI Management Zone MapWeekly imagery with a quick turnaround (TerrAvion imagery is delivered under 12 hours after it was captured) gives you a real-time indicator of how your field is performing at the row level. Use your imagery to identify problem areas that require your attention. Save money and working hours by using your image data and the TerrAvion Mobile App to direct your scouting efforts to the areas that need your attention instead of wasting time scouting randomly. High-resolution NDVI imagery makes it easy to define precise management zones based on crop vigor. Use this information to make nutrient, irrigation, chemical, and other input decisions. When high-resolution imagery is used to guide input allocation decisions, you can be confident that you are putting your inputs to the exact places where they will be most effective at the current time.

Late season/harvest

TerrAvion Flow Applicator MalfunctionMonitor your subscription imagery throughout the season to assess the performance of inputs in your fields. A visual illustration of application performance can be the proof you need to confirm that more input like fungicide or herbicide is required. Identify yield-robbing equipment failures that would otherwise have gone unnoticed and repeated in the following year. Harvest timing can have a significant effect on your bottom line. Use NDVI imagery, which correlates to crop moisture late in the season, to harvest your driest fields first while allowing your fields with higher crop moisture more time to dry down.

Post-harvest

While yield data shows you the final performance results for a crop, imagery can tell you the story of how inputs performed throughout the entire season, through various conditions and weather events, and how all of these factors contributed to the end result. This information is extremely valuable when planning for the following season. Use this information to build a successful management plan for the next year.

TerrAvion imagery can benefit you in every aspect of your operations. We are integrated with all of the top farm management programs making it easy for you to incorporate imagery into your farming operations. For more information on how image data can help you make more money, visit our help site at help.terravion.com, or fill in the form below:

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