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New Altitude Technology Can Better Inform In-Field Management Decisions

New altitude technology enables growers to regularly collect important crop data and map it. Farmers can use the information to better manage their fields and cultivate a healthy crop. During the growing season, the altitude technology involves flying an airplane above fields every 10 days to 14 days. During those outings, the airplane collects four types of visual imagery that it then maps. First, an RGB, or red-green-blue, image shows a field as you would see it with your eyes. Second, a thermal sensor collects heat data to map. Third, an NDVI image assesses a crop’s chlorophyll health. Fourth, an NIR analysis supplements data sets that measure field heat and plant health. Data maps are returned to growers within 24 hours. Farmers then use the information to address problem areas in fields and adjust their management approaches as necessary. If you have questions about adopting altitude technology as a management tool on your operation, then call the BigYield.us team at 844-242-4367. You can also learn more from the team at http://www.bigyield.us/.

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