How to Prioritize What Fields To Look At With TerrAvion

How to Prioritize What Fields To Look At With TerrAvion

For users with many fields in their TerrAvion account, picking which fields to look at first can be an arduous task. Here are some tips on how to decide what fields to look at for specific use cases.

  • When reviewing your most recent imagery, always start with the issue detection queue sent to
    you by the TerrAvion team.
  • If you are not a TerrAvion customer, first place an order and create an account.
  • If you are part of a team that already has imagery and would like to have access to that imagery,
    have the account owners share imagery to your account.
  1. Log in to your TerrAvion account.
  2. Select a farm you wish to analyze.
  3. Start by looking at your fields on the farm level by selecting a farm. Browse your fields at the farm
    level to spot any abnormalities that stick out.
  4. Change to NDVI and thermal layers as you browse your fields

How to Prioritize What Fields To Look At With TerrAvion a

5. Zoom in a little to see multiple fields in more detail, click and drag to browse your fields at
increased zoom level. Start with the natural color imagery.

How to Prioritize What Fields To Look At With TerrAvion b

6. Change to NDVI and thermal layers as you browse your fields

How to Prioritize What Fields To Look At With TerrAvion c

How to Prioritize What Fields To Look At With TerrAvion d

7. Consider what you are trying to see.

a. Issue Detection

i. For irrigation and field moisture issues

1. Look on farm level for fields that show abnormal patterns in
thermal imagery

2. Adjust the thermal color-map to show more detail

3. Zoom into fields that appear to show suspicious thermal patterns

4. Conduct in-field scouting of suspicious thermal patterns

ii. For weeds, fertility issues, pest and disease detections, crop
damage, stand counts, in-season tissue sampling and equipment failures:

1. Use natural color and NDVI imagery to spot vigor variability and
inconsistencies that stand out on the farm level.

2. Adjust the NDVI color-map to show more detail

3. Zoom in to assess identified issues individually on the field level

4. Scout suspicious issues using your TerrAvion imagery in one of
the following apps:

a. Scouting with TerrAvion Mobile App

b. Scouting with SST

c. Scouting with Climate FieldView

d. Scouting with MyJohnDeere

5. As you scout your fields, consider all factors that could
contribute to what you are seeing in your imagery including:

a. Soil conditions

b. Moisture conditions

c. Yield history

d. Field history

e. Etc.

6. Note your findings and use the TerrAvion Histogram tool to
project your results across an entire field.