1. Help Center
  2. Helpful Use Cases

Soil Compaction

305

Situation:

Growers can use TerrAvion imagery to help identify soil issues in their fields, including compaction. In this example, the field has a serious soil compaction problem, which shows up as areas of very low vigor in the NDVI imagery. In the top half of this pivot, the grower ran a disc through standing rye and then planted, which helped to alleviate the compaction problem. In the bottom half of the pivot, he no-till planted into the rye and the plants did not grow as well.

Action:

Use TerrAvion aerial imagery to identify and quantify soil issues, including compaction. Make informed decisions regarding potential remedial measures (e.g., deep plowing).