You can predict crop maturity, identify harvest dates, and analyze yield using vegetation index charts and imported field data.
For more details, please check 'How to Plan Harvest Work' in the OneSoil guide.
Predict crop yield
If you have several fields with the same crop, but different planting dates, compare vegetation index charts in the web app under the 'Weather' tab. Select the most mature field and compare it to the other fields; you can roughly predict the harvest date for the latter fields.
Identify the order for harvesting fields
The first step is to choose the order for harvesting fields. You can do it by consulting the average NDVI in the mobile or web app. To see average NDVI, open the 'Fields' tab and set Filling and Value by average NDVI in the upper part of the screen. Compare the numbers. The lower the NDVI vegetation index, the closer the harvest day is.
The next step is to identify where to start harvesting in the field. Check how the NDVI varies from one field zone to the other. Start harvesting areas with a lower index and where crops are more mature.
If your combine is equipped with a yield monitoring system, you can upload a file from the machinery to OneSoil. File visualization allows you to see how fast the machinery moved, whether it skipped any areas, and how much it harvested from each point of the field.
Go to the 'Field Data' tab. To upload your file either drag it into the browser window or click 'Upload file'.
Select the type of operation performed on the field and make sure the file was attached to the field. Then click 'Save'.
Use the button in the upper left corner of the map to switch between the types of data in the file.