FarmTRX wants users to get empowering insight from their yield data, whether they’re looking for fine details coming through precision maps or just want to monitor yield and moisture readings from the cab. Through the FarmTRX Web Service, farmers can choose from 9 different outputs to visualize their yield and moisture data – from raw unfiltered points taken directly from the yield monitor to automatically corrected precision maps.
When FarmTRX yield and moisture data uploads to the cloud, it triggers the processing engine to produce a variety of yield and moisture maps. Users can choose from the following 9 map views:
The Boundary marks the extent of your field. All recorded yield and moisture data from FarmTRX is sorted into the field boundary upon upload. Boundaries are drawn by the farmer and can be customized at any time. If factors like surface water or tree clearing impact the area harvested one year, users can change their field boundary to reflect accordingly. Have a test plot in your field? You can draw smaller sub-field boundaries within a larger one to get separate precision maps for both.
2) Raw Yield Points
The Raw Yield Points display shows every point the yield monitor collected while combining, with a new point created every two seconds. Different point colours represent different harvesters equipped with a FarmTRX Yield Monitor. In this view, the raw yield points have yet to be corrected by the FarmTRX data processer so users can see a record of any potential miscalibrations, incorrect crop inputs, headland turns, transits to unload or partial rows.
Raw Yield Points
3) Raw Yield Map
The Raw Yield Map is the interpolation of your raw, unfiltered yield data values. Any miscalibrations or incorrect values input before harvest will still be visible here. Areas where false yields were recorded, like if the combine slowed significantly, picked up a swathed “clump”, or turned will be visible in this map.
Fortunately, the FarmTRX system allows users to edit their inputs after upload to the web service. If you entered the wrong crop type, header, or did not connect to the yield monitor before harvesting, you’ll still get accurate precision maps by entering a total known yield after the fact.
4) Corrected Yield Points
Like the Raw Yield Points view, within Corrected Yield Points users will find the data points generated by the FarmTRX Yield Monitor during harvest, with one big difference. Here, all visible yield data points have gone through FarmTRX’s data analysis process to be cleaned and corrected. FarmTRX automatically detects and adjusts anomalous points, performs multi-combine calibration, removes headland turns, modifies partial rows, identifies changes in calibration from day to day, and makes several other checks and corrections to produce a final, accurate collection of yield points.
5) Corrected Yield Map
The Corrected Yield Map is an interpolated map based off the corrected yield points. The map is a continuous grid surface, colour shaded to indicate relative high and low yield areas. The color shading and corresponding legend allow growers to easily see the range of yield variation in their field with high-resolution definition and clarity. This map display is best used in a close review or when scouting.
Corrected Yield Map
6) Classified (Zoned) Yield
Instead of a smooth change in colour themes indicating variations in yield, the Classified (Zoned) Yield map distinctly separates yield performance into 5 classes or “performance zones”. Each of the 5 yield classes make up a twentieth percentile of the total harvest field area, ranging from lowest to highest. Variation between the classes is crisp and clear, making it easy to see and quantify areas that could benefit from remedial treatment.
7) Trend of Yield
The Trend of Yield Map is another variation of the interpolated Corrected Yield Map. Here, the general yield trends have been smoothed to take out smaller, local variations which can be irrelevant to a large-scale treatment plan. The Trend Map offers growers a “big picture” perspective on their yield tendencies. This is especially powerful when viewing across multiple fields, as the effects of larger drainage patterns, soil zones or power zones come into focus.
Trend of Yield
8) Raw Moisture Map
The Raw Moisture Map is computed using the grain moisture values generated by the FarmTRX Moisture Sensor. The moisture sensor takes multiple readings per second and averages a moisture reading that is sent to the FarmTRX Yield Monitor every 10 seconds. The Raw Moisture Map is created from this data.
9) Trend of Raw Moisture
Similar to the Trend of Yield Map, the Trend of Raw Moisture Map takes raw moisture values generated by the moisture sensor and produces a smoothed interpretation of sensed moisture across the field. This map allows growers to more easily visualize broader trends of grain moisture and empowers everyday irrigation, seeding and harvesting decisions.
Trend of Raw Moisture