This integration will offer Agworld users the opportunity to view the latest Satamap Vegetation Index (SVI) of their farm on Agworld’s web and mobile platform.
SVI is a remote sensing technique to help identify vegetation and to provide a measure of its health and vitality. SVI quantifies vegetation by measuring the difference between near-infrared (which vegetation strongly reflects) and red light (which vegetation absorbs). The white/lighter colours generally represent low density vegetation or bare soil and red or darker colours generally represent thicker, healthier crops.
Examples of when SVI imagery might be useful:
- Identifying areas of interest crop scouting
- Showing mishaps such as blocked seeding points, or miss-sprays
- Water-logging (irrigation situations)
- Pest management that impacts biomass
- Plant Growth Stages
- Weather effects
This feature is available for free for all Agworld users. The imagery provided will generally be updated every 5 to 6 days. You can check the recency of the imagery of your farm by checking the date stamp on the tiles imported. Sometimes clouds get in the way, but the latest cloud-free images are available in Agworld within hours of being captured by the satellites.
You can turn on Satamap by clicking on the "NDVI" icon in the bottom right hand corner of the Maps page on the website, iPhone and iPad.
(Note: You cannot view or save historic layers in Agworld, however this and a suite of other precision tools are available through PCT Agcloud. PCT Agcloud is a third party application and as such there is a subscription fee. This is not included in your Agworld subscription)