Winfield has announced significant updates to its R7 Tool.
Originally introduced in 2012, the R7 Tool is a comprehensive precision farming solution for variable-rate prescriptions for seed, crop protection and crop nutrient applications.
According to WinField, the updated R7 is newly enhanced to provide imagery from three times the number of satellite imagery providers it had in 2013, targeting to deliver approximately 3,000 images (up from approximately 700 last year) and up to 20 cloud-free maps per field from April through August (versus an average of 12 maps per field in 2013.) Cloud-free maps are targeted to be delivered through the R7 Tool within 72 hours of satellite acquisition.
An interactive, web-based platform that performs detailed field-by-field analysis, the R7 Tool is the industry’s only provider of on-demand, in-season satellite imagery. This bird’s-eye view helps farmers identify emerging crop nutrition and agronomic problems, giving them and their local the best opportunity to find potential solutions that could help optimize return on investment.
“By working with a specially trained agronomy expert, farmers can use the R7 Tool to get the information they need to detect crop nutrition, disease and pest issues, which allows them to correct factors that could limit crop performance and compromise yield potential,” said Dave Gebhardt, director of agronomic data and technology, WinField. “The cutting-edge technology provided by the enhanced R7 Tool empowers farmers to make informed, data-driven agronomic decisions during the season to help them get the most out of every acre at harvest.”
Additional information on the R7 Tool and NutriSolutions tissue sampling and analysis can also be found at winfield.com.