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Fertilizer Applicator Malfunction

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Situation:

Growers can use TerrAvion imagery to identify equipment failures that may otherwise go unnoticed. In this example, the grower had a fertilizer applicator malfunction. One side of the applicator was applying fertilizer at a 15% lower rate than on the other side, which was applying the correct rate. The effects of this equipment failure didn’t become apparent in imagery until late in the season, and was not readily apparent during in-field scouting until the imagery brought the issue to light. This problem would have likely gone unnoticed had the late season imagery not made it apparent to the grower.

Action:

Use TerrAvion aerial imagery to evaluate the effectiveness of equipment operation and take corrective action where appropriate. Unidentified equipment failures can go unfixed year after year, costing the grower thousands of dollars each season.

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