Soil Compaction - Commodity Crops

 

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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. With Terravion imagery it is evident that in the bottom half of the pivot, which he no-till planted into the rye, the crops did not grow 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).