Satellite data capture
Not only do Farmacist staff use soil maps to identify management zones within paddocks and farms; we also incorporate satellite imagery and aerial images. Using various satellites (including Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2), our agronomists can identify changes in crop performance ground-truthing these zones to understand the difference in performance.
Farmacist is able to produce sugarcane yield maps using NDVI satellite imagery captured between 2002 and 2015. We identify a number of yield zones within paddocks and monitor their stability over time: below average, average and above average.