Biomass maps for agriculture

Monitor plant growth and vitality with biomass maps.

 

The biomass maps from My Data Plant:

Using our online portal, the biomass maps show you the plant vitality and plant growth of your various fields This means they can be used to reflect different stages of crop development within a field. A farmer can see from a remote position which parts of his field have developed further than others and can regularly analyse the fields development. Areas that are performing poorly, which can be down to a variety of reasons (disease, water logging, pest damage etc) can be clearly identified and thus treated appropriately. The plant matter (biomass/vitality) is shown in traffic light colours. Red stands for low, yellow for medium and green for high biomass vitality.

 

The advantages of biomass maps:

  • Monitor plant growth in your fields.

  • Recognise influences of water shortage or excess.

  • Recognise the correct harvest dates early on.

  • Identify high and low yield zones based on satellite data.

  • Locate areas with damage (e.g. drought damage) or disease infestation at an early stage.

 

How satellite data can be used to produce useful information for farmers:

Modern sentinel satellite technology provides the data. The Kleffmann Group uses these data to create biomass maps that show differences in crop development.

This is how it works: The sensors on the satellites measure various indicators of plant vitality, including leaf surface, water occurrence, chlorophyll saturation, biomass, leaf material and soil influences. These parameters are useful and necessary for the analysis of your fields. My Data Plant processes this data and makes it available to you in the form of biomass maps every five days on the My Data Plant online portal. This gives you the ability to monitor plant growth all year round from your computer, so you can react quickly to possible damage from drought, disease or other problems.

In addition, the biomass maps are the basis for all other application maps.

 

The biomass maps are composed of these components:

Blattmaterial Biomassekarten
Leaf material:

The leaf material provides information on the size and current growth stage of the plant.

Chlorophyllmenge Biomassekarten
Quantity of chlorophyll:

The quantity of chlorophyll provides information about the specific state of health of the plant.

Wasservorkommen Biomassekarten
Water resources:

The satellite data provide us with the basis for identifying the water resources on the field to be cultivated.