Biomass Mapping Services
Equipped with the latest Trimble RTK equipment and GreenSeeker Biomass Sensors, the team at Environmental & Cropping Technologies Australia is proud to offer biomass mapping services throughout Western & Southern Australia.
With 4 cameras fitted onto a ute mounted boom, our team can accurately map red-NDVI biomass levels in standing crops or pastures, providing you with a ready to use map that helps identify in-season variability and vigour, in-season treatment responses and regions to target tissue testing. Beyond this, GreenSeekers are the perfect tool to map and monitor potential stress, pest and disease impacts before physical symptoms show & yield penalties occur.
NDVI maps can be implemented into spraying & spreading Variable Rate Maps that are machine ready, or used in conjunction with yield maps to identify areas of potential weed burden.
How can I use my biomass data?
Variable Rate Mapping
GreenSeeker biomass maps are a great starting source for your variable rate projects. Compare field recordings against nitrogen rich strips, and you can help identify whether your crops need a top-up of fertiliser.
Scouting & Weed Mapping
By comparing your biomass maps against your yield maps, we can help identify areas where weeds may have out-competed your crops or sites that need further investigation to understand production constraints.
Biomass imagery is a great tool to help identify, mark & quantify areas that have been affected by spray drift, & have been used in past insurance cases for calculating potential insurance payouts.
Crop Progress Management
Use biomass maps to help identify & quantify in-season variation between treatments in on-farm trials, or use imagery to identify areas that need different management.
Reasons why we prefer to use GreenSeekers over drone & satellite imagery:
The ability to map under practically any condition; day or night.
GreenSeeker NDVI readings aren’t cloud affected, and they do not require complex atmospheric corrections like some satellites need.
We aren’t restricted by battery life or flight time experienced with drones. Our biomass maps don’t need complex stitching which can introduce errors if done incorrectly.
We aren’t restricted by satellite flight paths, or capture periods. We can map individual paddocks, rather than being required to purchase minimum coverage tiles or two tiles if you’re on the border.
GreenSeekers are an active sensor, so our readings are readily comparible day after day, year after year. This is different to Passive sensors (passive sensors require a light source such as sunlight such as UAV’s & satellite derived imagery) that often aren’t easily comparable (if comparable all).