Utilizing the available potential
The TF Base Map shows long-term crop vigor patterns within fields derived from satellite data. This enables you to efficiently adjust to the natural site-specific yield potential already during seeding. Instead of distributing valuable seed uniformly over the field, the evaluation of the biomass patterns in your fields gives you the opportunity to increase the seed density in particularly fertile areas and possibly to reduce it in less fertile areas. Thus, variable seeding densities adapted to the value ranges of the TF Base Map may result in greater differences in grain yield within a crop type, but especially the grain yields in very fertile areas of the field can be increased through a higher seeding density.
With the TF Base Map you can:
- Optimize the sowing rate, especially in fertile areas
- Adapt the seed quantity to natural conditions
- Maximize grain yield on heterogeneous fields
The example of grain maize in Southern Germany from the harvest year 2016 shows how the grain yield in the fertile areas of the investigated field could be significantly increased by site-specific seeding adapted to the TF Base Map.
TalkingFields Base Map
The TF Base Map is an established and powerful product for this purpose, especially in direct comparison with other recognized methods of measurement, e. g. the German soils evaluation (Reichsbodenschätzung), conductivity measurements or yield mapping.
The TF Base Map is created via geostatistical analysis of several years of satellite data in order to exclude influences of weather and different crop types. It indicates statistically significant, persistent, relative biomass differences that can be used as a basis for decision-making for site-specific cultivation
The TF Base Map can be used as a baseline for prescription maps for sowing, fertilization or plant protection measures – for large areas, reliably and at an affordable price/performance ratio.