A biomass map shows how the vitality of your crops changes across different field areas. Use them to detect high productivity spots or weaker zones of your field and plan your farming operations accordingly.
With the help of biomass maps, you can:
- create precise fertilisation, seeding, or crop protection maps that are compatible with your equipment and help you use your resources more effectively and sustainably
- monitor the health of your crops
- spot potential diseases or areas affected by drought and act early
- watch how the vitality of your crop changes during the growth season
- predict the crop yield.
When you create a new field, you gain access to all the biomass maps from the last 3 years. New ones should appear regularly every few days.
How to open biomass maps
- Click on the field for which you want to display biomass maps.:
- At the bottom of the field details section, you will see some of your most recent maps. Pick one of them or click Show all to open the Biomass maps panel:
- Scroll down to see the list of your biomass maps from the current and previous years. If you want to load more maps, click the button:
You can choose if you want to display biomass maps as vitality heatmaps or real satellite images. We recommend switching to the second option whenever you want to double-check if your current biomass map is not overly affected by cloud coverage. To do that, click on the Show real images option.
Because of the satellite photo resolution, real map images may appear blurry - this is because of the difference between satellite imagery resolution and the background map photo resolution (from the 3rd party provider).
Clouds can significantly affect how we calculate crop vitality - that is why we don’t display new biomass maps if the cloud coverage is over 40%. By using the Clean images option, you can only display maps with cloud coverage between 0-5%. This will guarantee the most accurate data. Click on the Show clean images toggle to activate it.