Why use 10 zones for SWAT MAPS zone maps?
We take pride in high resolution maps so 10 zones are required. This allows enough flexibility to vary rates of product across fields with significant variability. We know some fields with minimal variability may require less than 10 different rates of a product. In those cases, the same rate may be applied to multiple zones. On rare occasions, for small fields with minimal variability, the zone map may contain less than 10 zones.
Do you use yield maps?
Yield maps, if accurate, can serve as a good report card of what has occurred in your field that year. However, yield maps are different every year and even when using a 10-year average, they don't tell you why the yield was at a certain level in one ...
What is the SWAT BOX?
SWAT BOX is a developed autonomous mapping system. The system logs soil electrical conductivity (EC) and elevation data if an RTK GPS system is made available. It can be mounted to trucks, all terrain vehicles, and a variety of Ag equipment and only ...
Can I use the SWAT BOX on my own equipment to collect EC data?
Yes, if you have access to very accurate elevation data such as LIDAR or RTK using a mobile base station. In some cases, elevation data from your own equipment can be used but the quality of data would first need to be assessed by our map developers.
How long does it take to map a field?
Roughness of the terrain, sloughs, trees and various other factors all impact the time it takes to map a field. A smooth, square, flat quarter section with no obstacles can be mapped within about an hour but in many cases, it can take up to 2-3 ...
What rate do you use for "out-of-bounds" areas?
You can use whatever rate the client request but typically you will apply the field average rate to the areas "out-of-bounds". If it is known that out-of-bounds is a slough or breaking, the prescription can be set to apply rates matching that area. ...