When risk rises in a crop field, actionable alerts are vital. FarmLogs' new yield threat alerts enable growers to zero in on problem areas within fields – utilizing remarkable accuracy through actionable maps. Instead of receiving a rainbow-colored map needing layers of interpretation, growers get an alert that relays a specific, present threat. It’s an “X marks the spot” approach that cuts through data clutter and information overload.
Using baselines starting in 2010, FarmLogs knows what fields normally look like meter by meter. Every five days, satellites catch new measurements that gauge crop health. As a new feature of FarmLogs, crop health is monitored in-season and as field anomalies develop, farmers receive alerts with precise location maps. FarmLogs’ mobile app then guides growers to the location in question.
Each alert links to a map that is exclusively focused on the area in the field that needs attention. “It’s so much more powerful and easy for farmers to use, because they don’t get map overload by trying to detect where a problem is developing,” explains Jesse Vollmar, FarmLogs CEO. “With the mobile app, you just walk right into the field and take a look at the exact spot indicated by the alert.”
For the 2015 season, the new FarmLogs crop health monitoring solution is free. “This is going to create a lot of value for the farming industry and we want to get it in the hands of farmers. For the 2015 season, it’s free with no charge or contract to sign,” Vollmar says.
For more on FarmLogs’ yield threat alerts, see FarmLogs.com.