The GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor is an affordable, easy-to-use measurement device that can be used to assess the health—or—vigour of a crop.
Readings taken by the GreenSeeker handheld can be used to make non-subjective decisions regarding the amount of fertiliser to be applied to a crop, resulting in a more efficient use of fertiliser—a benefit to both a farmer’s bottom line and the environment.
How The GreenSeeker Handheld Crop Sensor Works
- The sensor emits brief bursts of red and infrared light, and then measures the amount of each type of light that is reflected back from the plant
- The sensor continues to sample the scanned area as long as the trigger remains engaged
- The sensor displays the measured value in terms of an NDVI reading (ranging from 0.00 to 0.99) on its LCD display screen
- The strength of the detected light is a direct indicator of the health of the crop; the higher the reading, the healthier the plant
Use the Connected Farm™ scout app on a smartphone or tablet to calculate fertilizer application rates from crop readings taken with the GreenSeeker handheld.