OneSoil Scouting is a free application that lets you monitor crop performance in real time and mark problem areas. All you need is a smartphone or computer with Internet access to monitor your farm whenever and wherever you are.
OneSoil Scouting app has two main features:
The first feature lets you monitor crop performance in real time. After downloading the application, simply complete the registration form and you are ready to start scouting right away. You’ll find a map on the screen. Then, you just need to select the area where your field is located and the OneSoil Scouting app will automatically determine its exact boundaries. It will also define the vegetation index within a specified area. After a few seconds of processing the information, the field will split into different colored sections depending on crop growth.
OneSoil Scouting receives all the necessary information from satellite imagery. If the weather is cloudless, images are updated every 3 to 5 days, so information about the state of your field is always relevant. All this makes the OneSoil Scouting app a convenient tool for identifying and resolving yield threats (such as lodging, flooding, diseases and other anomalies) before they become a terminal issue.
The second feature is the addition of field notes.
It’s simple. Firstly, choose the type of alert (disease, parasites, water, weeds, lodging) or create an blank note. Then, write a comment, add a photo if you wish, and press “save”. Notes appear on the map as dots. They can be added both remotely from the office or in the field while you are scouting.
In the latter’s case, the application will determine your exact geolocation. Now coordinates can be sent to other app users. In the near future, we’ll be adding an option to “share a note” by the link, so that positional data can be opened in the browser.
OneSoil Scouting app is perfect for agricultural consultants and those working on farms of varied sizes and types. Agronomists can mark troublesome zones during scouting or remotely from the office.
Machinery operators can photograph crop issues during work and share them with managers and agronomists. Managers can monitor employees’ work, field condition and make quick decisions.