Eye in the Sky
It's a crucial time for the 2013 crop. As we move into harvest season, let Farm Journal Media be your...
For four weeks, we'll capture aerial video of the make-or-break crop districts. Videos will include commentary from Pro Farmer Editor Chip Flory and Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. We'll also feature GeoSys thermal maps, so you can compare. The Pro Farmer team will provide weekly crop progress data and commentary.
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The Make-or-Break Crop Districts
The highlighted crop districts will be surveyed during the next four weeks, from the air, for the "Eye in the Sky" crop reports. These areas represent some of the highest corn and soybean yield and acreage areas of each state.
During the 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, Pro Farmer, AgWeb and scouts gathered extensive coverage, data and field reports from these three key states. Read all coverage from these states:
GEOSYS Thermal Maps
GEOSYS is providing satellite maps and information to Farm Journal to demonstrate new tools available to track crop progress and field variability. Using NDVI, GEOSYS creates in-season crop health maps. Crop health has a high correlation to final yield, particularly after Aug. 15 for corn.
GEOSYS provides a range of services. Timely in-season imagery allows crop performance analysis through the GEOSYS Crop Health Monitor™ service. Yield potential maps, based on more than 10 years of field history, provide a highly accurate benchmark that can help growers evaluate the current year and plan for the coming season with the GEOSYS Field Profit Planner.
Check back for the first round of maps and aerial videos.