• TerrAvion TerrAvion
  • Aug 04
  • 2 min read

Make the best variable-rate growth regulator application possible

One of the main objectives of growers nowadays is to reach the productive ceiling of his crop by optimizing the resources available. When thinking  about cotton culture, one of the most important operations is the application of growth regulators to effectively manage the balance between vegetative and reproductive growth for efficient cotton production. And to obtain the maximum yield for each field, it is necessary to identify the different conditions and stages of the plants within the same plot and to adapt the application (dosage/flow rate) of growth regulator according to each zone in the field.

Cotton plants at varies stages during the growing season

There are several other proven benefits of an optimized variable rate application when using TerrAvion aerial imagery:

  • saving up to 12% of the growth regulator
  • not reducing the potential of smaller plants
  • improving the potential of larger plants by optimizing their vegetative growth

Using TerrAvion's management zone creation tool , it is possible to export the zones in shapefile (.zip) to other platforms, and to your machinery. After determining the most efficient growth regulator dosages in the field, it is possible to make precision applications that match the situation in each field.

The TerrAvion natural color high-resolution imagery shows very clearly that this cotton field is not growing very evenly
The TerrAvion natural color high-resolution imagery shows very clearly that this cotton field is not growing very evenly

The field in the natural color image layer above and in the Dynamic Vigor image below shows a very uneven growth. After making the variable rate applications the result is an uniform field, with product savings and better handling. It is even possible to combine it with nitrogen applications!

TerrAvion's dynamic vigor brings out various areas in the field with various growth rates. Applying the appropriate amount of growth regulator will bring all crop to create a uniform field.
TerrAvion's dynamic vigor brings out various areas in the field with various growth rates. Applying the appropriate amount of growth regulator will bring all crop to create a uniform field.
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Variable rate maps can be easily created in TerrAvion's OverView to meet your field needs and equipment's requirements

 

For more information on how to use TerrAvion images as a basis for making important decisions, creating management zones, and applications at a variable and localized rate, complete the form below:

 

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