Beyond Traditional Scouting
FieldAgent Tassel Count Analytics deliver accurate crop potential throughout an entire field so users can more easily forecast and refine their crop yields prior to harvest and make other critical management decisions.
Follow the link below to learn how one advisor is using this technology to boost business and strengthen customer relationships.
No More Guessing Games
Row by row, ear by ear. For generations, this was the most reliable way to capture tassel counts and estimate potential yields. Agronomic advisors did this by selecting a few spots per field, going to each of those spots, conducting kernel counts and running those counts through a yield calculator on a notepad. The low sample size and enormous time investment required for this process created multiple inefficiencies and left more than enough room for error.
However, those days of walking the field under the hot summer sun to gain an incomplete picture into what will appear on the yield monitor are gone.
FieldAgent Tassel Count combats these traditional limitations by delivering fast, accurate tassel counts of the entire field. Advisors can streamline in-field scouting time, easily forecast crop yields prior to harvest and make critical decisions more efficiently.
How It Works
FieldAgent Tassel Count provides an accurate view into the number plants that have developed a tassel and have the potential of producing full ears. The user also receives an accurate zone map through the analytics – showing the average number of standing plants depicted with a red, yellow, or green indicator, directing the user to specific locations to collect ear samples, streamlining time and processes for the grower and their agronomist.
In order to estimate yield, agricultural professionals traditionally take tassel and kernel counts at a handful of sporadic locations in the field. FieldAgent Tassel zone maps improve this estimate by directing agricultural professionals to take these counts at targeted locations representative of the variation present in the field. For example, the user may take three samples in a “good” zone, three samples in a “medium” zone, and three samples in a “bad” zone to get the most comprehensive estimate of potential yield.
Mapping Out Success
Tassel Count zone maps are another layer a grower, retailer, or agronomist can utilize when evaluating crop performance across a field; especially when weighing in-season management decisions and long-term planning. The data derived from these maps can be leveraged alongside as-planted data, FieldAgent stand count layers, nitrogen application data, soil type and Sentera NDVI-based crop health maps.
Once a field is harvested and the yield data is added to all the different layers of data, a grower can truly understand how an area in their field performed. Specifically, how many plants emerged based on seeding rate, how those plants matured and absorbed available nutrients and, ultimately, how many bushels those plants produced.
Having this comprehensive and accurate view of tassel count can help growers, retailers, and agronomists make more informed agronomic and economic decisions.