Making Sustainable Farming Profitable…
Satellite Imagery Utilisation Services
A ‘green cover’ image (NDVI) is an index calculated from Near Infra Red (NIR) and Red light. What you will see relates to how well plants reflect NIR, and the level of canopy closure (as viewed from space!). Differences can relate to biomass, but can also be related to plant habit, growth stage, variety and health. Weeds will also contribute to NDVI.
Emails are received a few days after image capture. Sometimes cloud-cover affects or negates image capture but that will be advised.
It’s great to be utilising the latest technology but how is it going to benefit you?
- Quantifying paddock variability – you’ve driven over it enough times to know the different soil types or low spots or ridges – now you can actually measure those differences
- Allowing us to identify locations of good vs. poor areas for ground-truthing & sampling.
- Assessing commercial farm-scale trials – it doesn’t matter what’s written on the drum or bag, if it makes a significant difference to NDVI (biomass) then it provides confidence about the bottom-line impact of those decisions, actions or inputs.