Increase the yield for each hectare and save seeds by applying variable-rate seeding.

What information we use to create a variable-rate seeding map

We create maps for variable-rate seeding based on productivity zones. Productivity zones are built based on multiple years of vegetation index (NDVI) data. Here's how it works: we automatically select field NDVI images for the days when the correlation between the modeled crop yield and vegetation index is the highest. We then use this data to build a prescription map.

How to create a seeding map:

  1. Go to the OneSoil web app.

  2. Open the 'Sowing rate' tab in the main menu and select a field. The app will start looking for cloudless satellite images to build productivity zones.

  3. After the app builds the zones, specify the crops for previous years. This will help improve the accuracy of productivity zone mapping.

  4. Enter the seeding rates. You can use either seeds or kilograms per hectare (or seeds/pounds per acre). This depends on the type of planting machinery you use. Enter the rates for each of the three productivity zones (high, medium, and low).

  5. Specify the onboard computer type.

  6. Click 'Download file' and upload that file to your machinery. Happy seeding!

Learn more about variable-rate seeding here.

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