Soil chemical analysis is one of the most important data layers in crop farming. Typically, the soil information is coming from agrochemical laboratories analyzing field soil samples collected based on a grid or zonal approach. The number of soil characteristics in a concrete file can vary from 5-10 macronutrients such as Nitrogen(N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), cation exchange capacity (CEC), soil organic matter (OM) content to 40-50 with all micronutrient properties.
You can upload soil sampling files into GeoPard Agriculture and get an easy-readable heatmap visualization of each attribute in the soil sampling file. In addition, you can delineate management zones based on any attribute, compare them with other layers like historical crop productivity and build variable rate fertilizer prescription files.
To upload soil sampling files, select the required farm with related field and click the Add Soil Data button:
You can either drag-and-drop single or multiple soil datasets to the panel shown below or click the highlighted area to select the file(s) from your computer.
Note: Keep in mind that only WGS84 (EPSG:4326) shapefiles with points-based data are supported with max file size of 3MB and every archive is treated as a single dataset.
Click the Upload button. The soil data will be available in the tree in the Soil data section for further interactions including zones maps creation.
See Chapter Zones Maps to find more details on how to create a zones map using soil data.
GeoPard also assists with the proper planning of zonal soil sampling. You can plan your soil sampling points and route based on GeoPard multi-year zones that reflect historical crop development patterns.
To upload yield sampling files, select the required field and click the Add Yield Data button:
You can either drag-and-drop single or multiple yield datasets to the panel shown below or click the highlighted area to select the file(s) from your computer.
Note: Keep in mind that only WGS84 (EPSG:4326) shapefiles with points-based data are supported with max file size of 30MB and every archive is treated as a single dataset.
Click the Upload button. The yield data will be available in the tree in the Yield data section for further interactions.
See Chapter Zones Maps to find more details on how to create a zones map using yield data.
Topography is one of the major factors affecting yield and nutrition content in the soil. Thus slope can be a major yield-limiting factor especially for undrained spots or eroded elevated spots; flow accumulation can impact yield significantly depending on dry or wet years. In some regions, topographical land features can explain even mid-double-digit percentage of yield variability.
GeoPard solution has a built-in advanced topography analysis, so it automatically creates a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for your field after you created (imported) a field boundary. Then it automatically creates Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for your field, and calculates the following topographic models and combined maps:
See Chapter Zones Maps to find more details on how to create a zones map using topography.
GeoPard calculates these models since only DEM is not enough to accurately determine the field topography, for example, there may be a hilltop in the lowland that will differ in soil characteristics and productivity from other parts of the field with the same height in absolute values – e.g. slopy area, depression.
Using compare layers feature you can visually compare toporgaphy maps and how they correlate with other field maps such as multi-year crop development as shown on the screenshots below.
GeoPard incorporated various digital elevation datasets globally, from LIDAR with 2m spatial resolution in the UK to 30m SRTM, to provide the best possible topography analytics.
GeoPard allows you to export Field boundary, Zones maps from your field(s) with variable rate applications that you can use for precision agriculture.
Click the Exporter tool to enter the Export mode.
Select Zones maps from the tree that you want to export and click the Download or the Download all button if you want to export all selected zones maps at once.
The selected zones maps will be downloaded to your computer in a .zip archive.
It is easy to plug GeoPard Agriculture analytics into any systems, platform or service and to enable automatically producing insights about any field on a global scale.
Please contact us in order to get access to the API documentation.