Unlike traditional fixed rate or ‘blanket coverage’ applications, N-VRA uses less fertilizer, reduces environmental impacts, and promotes crop uniformity. For it to be ‘real-time’, the data collected to determine fertilizer requirements must be immediately actionable and used while the VRA process is actually being undertaken.
Augmenta N-VRA applies a recommended dose/rate of fertilizer in an intelligent way so as to minimize waste and maximize efficiency. Being camera-based, the Augmenta System is unique in that it uses computer vision techniques and dynamic algorithms to understand the productivity potential of different areas within a given field. Using vegetative indices, Augmenta creates an on-the-fly prescription map and controls the spreader or sprayer to apply the appropriate amount of fertilizer all in one pass.