Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC recently launched its AgVault 2.0 software, which interfaces with any sensor or agricultural analytics tool to allow farmers to leverage crop-health imagery collected with a satellite, manned aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The software comprises a desktop client and mobile app for iOS or Android devices – both of which sync with one another. AgVault 2.0 performs independently without an internet connection; thus, growers can make data-driven crop-health decisions at a field’s edge, explains Sentera.
“Sentera’s AgVault 2.0 software is important to the agriculture industry because it streamlines the way growers and their advisors utilize data, providing a simple way to view layers of complex data while optimizing existing tools and resources,” says Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera.
Immediately after capturing data with a UAV, users can then view high-resolution RGB, near-infrared, and normalized difference vegetation index imagery. The software quickly analyzes and assembles all data into a functional field map so that users can identify a problem area, quickly view plant-specific photos and address areas of concern in real time.
In addition, notes Sentera, every image and data point within AgVault 2.0 can be shared, annotated and exported.
“Sharing imagery and field data with third parties allows farmers to quickly gain valuable insight on a problem area – without the agronomist visiting the field,” adds Poulson. “This alone saves farmers considerable time and money while helping to increase annual yields.”