Top Five Insights from Your Bare Soil Flight

Why a bare soil flight, you ask? There is actually a ton of value in the “bare soil” flight. Before your crops are even in the ground, check out our top five insights from the bare soil flight to look for while you wait for the fields to dry out!

  1. Planting Readiness. Right now, farmers are itching to get in the field as quick as possible. AgMRI’s Thermal Sorting feature shows you which of your fields are the first to dry out. With just a couple of clicks, you can organize your entire operation from top to bottom so when you’re ready to finally pull the trigger, you won’t waste any time stuck in the mud!
  2. Replant Speculation. Once the crop begins to emerge, the VEG Row algorithm will provide emergence insights and direct you to areas with little or no emerging crops. However, in many fields last year, we didn’t even need to wait for the crops to become visible to provide replant insights. Our industry-leading high-resolution imagery shows surface soil conditions like never before. Pair these crystal-clear RGB images with moisture correlation in thermal view and identify areas of saturated soil inhospitable for crop growth.
  3. Residue Accumulation. Even after the puddles and ponds recede, they can still have a detrimental impact in the field. Clumps of residues can physically impede emergence, as well as harbor pests and diseases. AgMRI can help identify these areas of residue so that they can be burned or tilled under prior to planting.
  4. Drainage Insights. When conditions are right, our high resolution can help identify underground tile lines, from newly input patterned tile to old clay tiles. Keep a close eye on fields recently subjected to significant rainfall, and you may be able to catch some unparalleled imagery of your subsurface drainage!
  5. Conservation Practices. Ever thought about implementing a few practices to reduce erosion, or maybe even enrolling some of your ground in a conservation program? Our bare soil imagery provides an excellent foundation to help answer questions to determine conservation management practices that are right for your field.