Data management platforms are becoming increasingly important in everyday agriculture. With ISARIA CONNECT, ISARIA offers an expert solution for easy management of your data. At the same time, as the core of the ISARIA system the platform provides a basis for site-specific cultivation. The new functions now make the system even more flexible to use. We have summarised the key points for you.
ISARIA CONNECT data management system
ISARIA CONNECTis the platform for efficient data management. In the online application, you can manage jobs and create application maps for site-specific cultivation of agricultural land. It makes no difference whether you are a contractor or whether arable farming is your main or side business. Getting started with digital organisation of jobs is free and is possible regardless of the business size. These jobs are created in ISARIA CONNECT for the relevant areas. The user can set all the required parameters, for example for application of fertiliser or growth regulator. This data is then transferred to the tractor either using a USB stick or with an ISARIA PRO Active plant sensor via an online connection if required. The driver can then complete their work based on the parameters previously defined – so nothing can now go wrong.
Satellite data from the Sentinel Satelliten in the European Space Agency’s Copernicus programme is now available in ISARIA CONNECT. The satellites supply the system with data on biomass growth on your fields for a period of several years. To do this, you first create your fields in ISARIA CONNECT. This is easily done by uploading a file containing the field information or by manual entry – the process is fast and self-explanatory. Once the fields have has been integrated into ISARIA CONNECT, the data management system provides you with temperature, precipitation and biomass growth data for each field for the current year or past years. You select the parameters and year for which you want to view the data. You can also look at data from several years simultaneously. This makes it very easy to compare the data from different years. This data can then be used as a basis for cultivation of your fields.
Simple creation of application maps
The satellite data can be used to create biomass monitoring maps, which are used as a basis for decisions on pest management, fertilisation and irrigation. Application maps can now also be created from the biomass maps. In addition, various new functions have been integrated for calculating application maps from previous plant sensor scans. For example, the new expert systems for winter rape and potato cultures allow even more precise and efficient fertiliser application. Furthermore, it is now extremely easy to create application maps in ISARIA CONNECT using the familiar and proven one point mode from ISARIA sensor-based systems. This very universal feature can be used for a very wide range of culture types and applications. ISARIA plant sensors use one point mode to determine the biomass index and nitrogen uptake while driving over the field. Based on the measured values and your crop farming requirements, the system comes up with decisions on an appropriate fertilizer strategy.
A plant sensor rounds everything off
The use of satellite data as an application map in ISARIA CONNECT is an effective entry point to modern, efficient and highly effective cultivation of your land. But if you really want to get the most out of your land, we recommend using the ISARIA PRO Active and ISARIA PRO Compact plant sensors. These are mounted on the tractor and collect data on biomass growth and your plants’ nitrogen supply while driving. The ISARIA plant sensor measures nitrogen uptake. This allows precise application even at later EC stages. This guarantees up to the minute data about the condition of the plants on your fields. Therefore, during application of fertilizer for example, you can generate data about your crop’s fertilizer requirements. The system automatically controls the application quantity based on your specifications and the selected fertilizer strategy while driving over the field. This has a major advantage over satellite data. Satellites deliver new data every five days on average. With heavy cloud cover, the time between usable measurements can even be significantly longer. Particularly in spring, this is too long a time without acquiring any data. Five days can make a big difference in your crop.
With the plant sensor to the optimal result
As the data acquired no longer matches the current development stage of the crop, nitrogen application based on this data, for example, would lead to a significant misjudgement of the actual current nutrient requirements and thus may result in over or under supply. In addition, woodland edges, strips of meadow and missed areas falsify the application maps calculated from the satellite data. A plant sensor mounted on the tractor solves this problem completely. It always determines the current plant condition in real time with no delays or external influences. Application maps from satellite information, for example, are a good entry point to site-specific application – but if you want to achieve optimum results, you should use an ISARIA plant sensor.
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