US-based Agribotix has enhanced integration of its FarmLens data processing and analytics platform with John Deere Operations Center to provide easier access to crop scouting data.
The company’s FarmLens Cloud-based platform for data collected by drone scouting provides NVDI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index) maps. These show relative vegetation health within a field and it generates reports formatted to enable users to create a variable rate application map.
FarmLens creates a Shape File (SHP) that contains the information necessary to create a 5m or 10m (16ft or 32ft) grid management zone map that Agribotix says is compatible with most agricultural data management packages.
In addition, the Agribotix Digital Scouting Report combines whole-field evaluations with field-specific weather- and location-tagged photos and comments and includes a visualisation in FarmLens or on Google Earth.
The newly-enhanced integration allows FarmLens and John Deere Operations Center users to access their Digital Scouting Reports, shape files and other reports directly in their Operations Center account – so all relevant data is easily accessible from one place.
FarmLens can also be used by agronomy companies and machinery dealers to provide field scouting and data handling services, using the platform to send drone scouting results directly to their customer Operations Center accounts.
In addition to the Cloud platform, Agribotix supplies DJI Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter and eBee SQ fixed wing drones equipped for crop scouting.