SKYFLD® is a software that allows you to create precision application maps for different purposes: seeding, fertilizing, and protecting crops. One of the factors that enable precision farming is the data you use for creating application maps.
To create application maps in SKYFLD® you have to choose base maps - the data sources. There are 3 types available:
- Biomass maps - delivered by SKYFLD®
- Yield maps - uploaded by user
- Soil maps - uploaded by user
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. 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. To learn more about biomass and vitality read the articles in the Biomass Maps section of our help center.
Although a historic yield map will not match the future output of a field in every scenario, the historical high and low potential zones of your field will be relatively consistent. As such Yield maps represent an excellent base on which you can create field-specific management zones.
A soil map shows the diversity of soil properties such as pH, organic matter, nutrients, and chemical elements in a given area. A map is created in laboratories based on soil samples taken at fields. In precision farming, soil maps are used to select the best fertilization, seeding, or crop protection strategies.
You can now read the following article to learn how to use base maps while creating application maps for your fields.