At Farm Intelligence²™, we’re combining new technologies and remote sensing techniques with data science. We’ve created profound changes in the way farmers scout their fields and preserve yields. We start by combining aerial crop data with data generated in agricultural operations, then analyze it with our WingScan™ software. The end result assists farmers and their advisors to make sound management decisions quickly.
As a technology company, we at Farm Intelligence² ™ are devoted to one simple goal: To help you improve crop yields by optimizing field output and increasing bushels per acre. In the end that’s what it’s all about. And that’s what we’re all about. We do this by helping the farmer make better, more informed business decisions.
With our background, we know the value of good data, and we know how to transform raw data into useful information that can be used to make better farming decisions.
Most of the data needed is already there. It’s the data that has been accumulating for years from sources such as planting, harvesting and spraying equipment. It’s in data that comes from various other sources like the USDA or weather services. And it’s in the high-resolution data coming from the dynamic imagery created by UAV flights over fields.
The technology behind WingScan® is world class. You can simultaneously view high resolution aerial imagery, high resolution NDVI imagery, soil data, your own planting maps and your own yield maps. All the major aspects of your field performance is available at a glance and all within the WingScan Dashboard.
When subscribing to WingScan, you can import all your fields and obtain a unique perspective by having a totally integrated performance viewpoint.
The science behind multispectral imagery analysis involves the reflectance of some colors or frequencies that enable us to establish “Proprietary Solvers” present in the non-visible spectrum. We are using these concepts to identify many unique characteristics of plants.
Farm Intelligence² has put research into practice and made it scalable, timely and economical.
With the naked eye, the best you can expect when estimating stand count is to walk the field and make some cursory calculations. Farm Intelligence² goes much further. Its Stand Analysis methodology can establish how many gaps there are indicating lack of germination. This early detection of yield loss can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to a farmer who may be able to replant or redistribute nutrients based on the Stand Analysis Results.
Being able to establish where the field requires attention can make or break the entire planting season. Farm Intelligence²‘s WingScan® software analysis provides not only a graphical indication of planting performance but also quantifies the issue and creates shape files that can be imported into farmer systems to create prescriptions for possible replanting or variable rate nutrient application.
It is certainly true that the value of the data is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. The WingScan dashboard permits a comprehensive view of field data, incorporating soil maps, NDVI imagery, patented Stand Analyses Solvers, as-planted data and yield data… All in one simple and ergonomic dashboard that lets the farmer see exactly what is happening and where.
The WingScan experience should be simple and straightforward. And it is.
If the WingScan analysis identifies an issue, you’ll be alerted right away with a text to your mobile phone. You’ll know what and where you have an issue and you can focus on fixing it immediately.
It is reassuring for you to know that Farm Intelligence² is working every day to improve our technology. Product development is a key objective for our business and we are continuously creating and inventing new ways to help you improve your yields. That means many new patents issued and applied for over the last several years.
Visual analysis can assist in determining where there are issues to address. Farm Intelligence² ™ goes much further. What you need as a farmer looking to improve yield are numbers, not only pictures. So Farm Intelligence² Analytics go into detail and interprets all aspects of the field inputs and performance to establish decision points for you. This gives you information needed to make the right management choices for your fields and your yields.
Using the same technologies seen at airports for facial recognition and on the highway for vehicle recognition, Farm Intelligence² Solvers can detect deficiencies that are not visible using traditional crop scouting methods. This detail is translated into decision points for you; giving you the information needed to make restorative or remedial decisions for your field and your yield.
Early analysis of stand is critical for you to determine the rest of the growing season. Replanting or adjustments to variable rate nutrient management can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars if the decision point comes early enough. The example above demonstrates a major issue that caused a large gap in germination which the Farm Intelligence² Stand Analysis Solver was able to calculate down to the impact in bushels per acre.
The presence of weeds can have a negative effect on crop growth as the weeds compete for available nutrients. The Weed Presence Solver developed by Farm intelligence² will pinpoint the early presence of weeds and permit targeted application of herbicides to combat their presence. The shape file information that the Solver provides can be used in variable rate equipment to deliver less input with greater accuracy for reduced costs and increased crop yield.
A major part of Farm Intelligence² research activities are devoted to development of new proprietary and multispectral Solvers that will be used to expand the science of yield management. In this example, we are looking at early detection of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans. Advanced methods for the early detection and identification of many diseases, invasive species and pests are being developed in Farm Intelligence² laboratories and in collaboration with various universities and commodity groups.
WingScan offers a wide range of high resolution visual images taken by a wide range of UAVs. High resolution images are very useful for overall field visual analysis and can find visual deviations in the field such as weed presence and weather damage.
Consider WingScan to be the finger on the pulse of your field. High resolution NDVI is used to determine chlorophyll levels and crop health to be shown on WingScan. And this analysis can be conducted several times during the season to show the progress of actions that may have been taken to mitigate yield loss situations identified by WingScan.
A Farm Intelligence² Solver analysis for stand count uses advanced computer algorithms to determine lack of germination, which is used to evaluate stand count and determine loss of yield.
Video is not the best medium for detailed scientific analysis of field performance. The resolution is generally not good enough. So at Farm Intelligence2 we have created a virtual video mode to allow you to look at all your high resolution photos as if you were watching a high resolution video. Another unique offering from Farm Intelligence².
The ability to load your entire as-planted field data and your historical yield data into WingScan allows you to visualize these data sets simultaneously.
Automatic field soil data coming from the USDA can be viewed simultaneously with your yield data and WingScan Solvers.
You have the ability to load your entire field shape files in WingScan and find your fields directly on the NAIPS mapping program that comes free with WingScan.
Obtain high level satellite NDVI data for the last 2 years in order to establish level field health.
At Farm Intelligence² we believe technology properly used will fundamentally change the way the world feeds itself. Our vision is to see every addressable acre both in the USA and worldwide having access to the benefits of technology that assists the farmer to preserve and grow crop yield. Our vision is to see the world doubling its crop yield output by 2050 through the use of benevolent technologies.
At Farm intelligence² we develop technology solutions that benefit the environment. This is a major focal point of our business philosophy. Our technologies directly address the optimum use of nitrogen-based fertilizers to reduce unnecessary field runoff. We help farmers make better decisions about planting and caring for their crops which reduces operating costs, fuel consumption levels and contribute positively to reducing the CO² footprint. We believe that large scale farming can still be fundamentally benign to the environment and improved farm practices will contribute positively to this.
We have positioned ourselves to be at the nexus of transformational technologies that can be integrated to offer targeted, scalable, useable and beneficial solutions to the farmer applied at the field level.
Farm Intelligence² is committed to conducting business in a manner that ensures the privacy and security of your personal and business information. Our employees are committed to conduct themselves in a manner that respects this engagement. We never share, trade or sell information to unrelated third party marketers.