Standard NDVI images read light reflected from foliage surfaces, so it cannot detect bare soil conditions, such as relative moisture and temperature.
AirScout Thermal Imagery is the only practical technology that reads bare soil conditions. For example, you can know when and where soil conditions are good for planting.
At harvest time it can be a near disaster for heavy equipment to get stuck in wet, muddy low spots. In addition to the time and labor it takes, it’s not uncommon for accidental equipment damage to occur, along with unexpected delays and costs.
AirScout shows you those wet spots so you can avoid them with heavy equipment.
With AirScout it’s possible to remotely inspect tile lines for leaks or blockages. AirScout Thermal Imagery reads temperature variations to 3/100° C, so you will clearly see even the smallest differences in soil moisture content in most conditions.
You can follow runoff patterns and check there for remaining soluble nutrients. You will know where to inspect for erosion, and see where irrigation systems are not working like they should.
Analyzing bare soil conditions on a practical and timely basis is an entirely new capability made possible only by AirScout.