A quick look at new precision crop technology: Decipher
Proudly owned and backed by Wesfarmers, DecipherAg is leading the way in terms of precision agriculture. Used by farmers and agronomists all over the globe, Decipher uses biomass data collected in season, in conjunction with yield mapping data, and soil test results, to assist in paddock management decisions.
Under the free version of DecipherAg, growers can assess the basic NDVI imagery (see example below), make notes and upload soil test data. This can be a great starting point to find the under and over-performing areas of your paddocks.
Upgrade to the paid subscription to make use of the Zone Mapping (see image below). Prescriptions of different strengths can be applied to the different zones; this can then be loaded in the GPS for variable rate applications e.g. fertiliser.
NDVI Imagery Zone Mapping
Yield data can also be uploaded from the harvester to Decipher, once again showing the under-performing and over-performing areas of your paddocks. This can then be ‘cleaned’ by Decipher to provide an improved image of the different levels of yield across the paddock.
Yield data combined with biomass imagery and soil test results can prove beneficial for increasing your gross margin across all areas of your paddocks and assist in paddock planning for the following season. DecipherAg also have their mobile app, DecipherGO, to provide growers and agronomists with ease of use regardless of if you’re in the office or out in the paddock.
DecipherAg are currently offering 25% off paid subscriptions until the end of November 2019 for just $74.25 a month. The real beauty of the paid subscriptions, apart from the extra tools, is that you can only have to pay for the months you want to use it. That way you’re not locked into paying a monthly subscription out of season.
Watch the videos below to see how Decipher works:
What is Precision Ag and Decipher?
What’s the best Decipher plan for you?
If you’re interested in trialling Decipher for your farm, call Matthew at Kadina (08) 8821 2442.