Lessons from crop photos
Consider a three-way look at your crop — from above and below and at ground level. That means a close-up look at plant roots and soil for clues to plant growth, plus aerial images to detect, confirm, and define a problem.
- Aerial images can identify or confirm a problem and its extent.
- Getting the image is only the first step. The real value comes in specific identification of crop problems by ground-truthing and follow-up plans that make sense economically.
- In most cases, interpretations and opinions from experienced agronomists or crop advisors are helpful in both correctly identifying and solving problems.
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