How can automatic field boundaries delineation help in agriculture?
Precise field boundaries in agriculture is the first thing our AI learned to do. We care very much about the accuracy of the boundaries and this is why they are so important. Intuition and luck have nothing to do with harvest anymore, but precise field boundaries help to correctly define the number and quantity of the resources needed for harvest on the given piece of land.
Let’s have a look at the most important characteristics of precision agriculture practices which are connected with defining boundaries of the farmer fields.
Save time on recording the field boundaries
DigiFarm’s scalable and accurate automatic field boundary detection allows the farmers to save time and resources on recording their boundaries. As the farmer won’t have to walk or drive around a field with a GPS equipped to record the boundaries or even draw them on imagery.
Calculating the requirements of seeds, fertilizers and crop protection chemicals
Accurate field boundaries allow you to make better calculations for the amount of seeds you will need before each planting season. Our field boundaries filter out any non-agricultural area around and within the field to make sure that the accurately seeded production areas are captured and in return, no noise is included with the boundary. The same methodology applies to fertilitzers and crop protection chemicals as the boundaries allow for accurate measurements of growing areas within the field.
Calculating time resources
You will be able to clearly understand the expenses for work-hours and machine-hours needed to process the crops growing in the field. You will be able to calculate the needed number of gasoline for the equipment.
Understanding the volume of water resources
Knowing the standards of the soil moisture for a specific crop the boundaries allow an accurate calculation of the volume of water needed for a successful growing season as only the actual crop is captured within the boundaries.
Estimating the crop yield
Crop yield has many factors that need to be considered. One of the most fundamental layers for yield estimation is to understand the growing area of each field. With our boundaries we only capture the productive areas of the field which will mean a better and more precise yield calculation for each season.
Let’s recap. DigiFarm’s accurate field boundaries allow it to save on time and resources. Our partners share that they were able to save countless hours from not having to record their boundaries individually, they were simply able to fetch them from our API.