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The data revolution, moreover known as precision ag, continues to introduce new innovations to the farming community. These educational videos have been designed to provide a foundational understanding of the science and on-farm uses of remote sensing.

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Introduction to Remote SensingExactly how new is remote sensing? In section one, we cover the history of remote sensing and explain why it has taken so long to become a commercially viable product.

Introduction to Remote Sensing[1:19]

Many farmers and ag service providers are interested in the benefits that can be derived from multispectral imagery. In this video, we introduce remote sensing and what to expect from the following lessons. [View Notes]

History of Remote Sensing: Part 1[2:04]

Using remote sensing technologies to monitor vegetative health is not a new practice. In this lesson, we begin to look at the history of remote sensing technologies.  [View Notes]

History of Remote Sensing: Part 2[3:08]

Continuing with the history of remote sensing, this lesson turns to commercial interests and explains what hampered widespread adoption of the technology.

The Science Behind Multispectral ImageryUnderstanding the basics of light is useful when evaluating multispectral imagery options for your farm or service operation. In this section, we cover the nature of light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and light-leaf interaction.

Gaining Perspective: Above & Below the Surface[2:23]

Utilizing multispectral imagery to measure vegetative health is similar in many ways to fertility management. One measures what is happening beneath the ground's surface while the other measures what happens above it.  [View Notes]

The Visible Light Spectrum[2:44]

As we begin to explore the nature of light, we will start with the visible light spectrum and the concept of refraction. [View Notes]

Discovering Unseen Light[2:01]

Remote sensing in farming replies a lot on invisible bands, such as infrared. In this video, we look at how the invisible portion of the light spectrum was discovered over 200 years ago. [View Notes]

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Visible Light[2:16]

Light energy travels in waves referred to as electromagnetic radiation. In this lesson, we get acquainted with the nature of light waves and the size of waves within the visible spectrum. [View Notes]

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Invisible Light[2:49]

In this tutorial, we look at areas of radiation that are beyond the visible spectrum. You will be familiar with many of these waves from their utilization in the modern world. [View Notes]

Vegetative Interaction with Bandwidths 1: Absorption & Reflectance[2:12]

Now that we have an idea of the nature of light, we will look at the spectral behavior of absorption and reflectance for leaf-light interactions. [View Notes]

Vegetative Interaction with Bandwidths 2: Leaf Light Interaction[3:17]

Building on what we have seen with the reflectance and absorption spectrums, we will take a closer look at what is happening as various bands interact with plant leaves. [View Notes]

Examples from the Field (Coming Soon)Now that we understand the basics of light and how it interacts with vegetation, we will look at some field examples from the field.

Map Colors: Understanding Color Infrared & NDVI[0:00]

In this tutorial, we explain how the different colors are mapped to create color infrared images, as well as maps derived from indices, such as NDVI. [View Notes]

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Abnormal Patterns: Weeds & Compaction[0:00]

When utilizing imagery products, look for large zones of stress and smaller abnormal patterns throughout the field. These often indicate pest infestations, irrigation problems, nutrient leaching, or compaction.  [View Notes]

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NDVI & Yield Correlations[00:00]

NDVI is not a crystal ball, but at times you will swear it's close to it. In this section, we look at some examples of NDVI maps that correlated with yield data.

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Irrigation Problems & Leaching[0:00]

Multispectral imagery is excellent for detecting irrigation issues and zones of leaching. In this video, we look at a few examples of each.

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Monitoring Crop Maturity[0:00]

In this video, observe the life and death of a potato field throughout the season in CIR and NDVI. This study helped with storage bin placement for early harvesting.

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Crop Damage: Green snap[0:00]

In this video, we see how CIR and NDVI maps can be utilized in accessing zones of crop damage, such as green snap.

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Getting Started & Best Practices (Coming Soon)Convinced that imagery may bring value to your farm or service organization? In this section, we provide guidance on getting started along with the pros & cons of various approaches.

Acquisition Options: Satellite, Airplane, UAV[0:00]

Multispectral imagery can be acquired in three basic ways - satellite, airplane, or UAV. In this video, we discuss the pros and cons of each acquisition method. [View Notes]

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Keeping first things first[0:00]

The problem with new technology is sometimes we get so caught up in gadgets and blinking lights that we lose sight of the true goal. In this video, we discuss factors to consider that will effect your business process and bottom line when utilizing remote sensing. [View Notes]

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Ordering imagery within SST Summit[0:00]

SST Summit serves as a seamless conduit for the ordering, processing, and delivery of quality imagery products via select imagery providers. In this video, we walk through the ordering process within SST Summit.

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Receiving Imagery with SST Summit[0:00]

Once imagery has been acquired and processed, it is synced with SST Summit. In this video, we show examples of imagery and how to create management zones and printouts.

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Crop scouting with imagery zones in Sirrus[0:00]

Imagery is an ideal product to guide crop scouting efforts. In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to create zones from imagery and sync them to Sirrus.

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Interested in utilizing multispectral imagery?  For more information, call SST at 888.377.5334.


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