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ANNOUNCEMENT BAR: NEW AND NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION

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The SWAT MAPS Process

SWAT MAPS are so much more than a map. They’re part of an entire process that when used correctly, can unlock your soil and yield potential. Here’s what you can expect when implementing and using SWAT MAPS on your farm.

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Data Collection

The first step is collecting the quality data needed to create your SWAT MAP. A SWAT MAPS service provider will drive your field(s) in 80ft (24m) passes, using their SWAT BOX. Our patented SWAT BOX is an autonomous soil mapping system that can be mounted to many different vehicles, most commonly trucks, ATVs or other off-road vehicles, but also seeders or planters.

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Layer Collection

The raw data collected by the SWAT BOX automatically gets uploaded and sent to our SWAT RECORDS software and is ready for our team of experts to analyze and use it to create multiple SWAT MAPS options.

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Ground Truthing

With several potential SWAT MAPS created and uploaded to SWAT RECORDS, your service provider will return to the field(s) to ground-truth the maps. This is an essential step in the process, it ensures your SWAT MAPS accurately depicts the soil and water variability in your field(s).

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Soil Sampling

Once your SWAT MAP is ground-truthed, it’s time to soil sample your field(s) by zone. Multiple cores are taken at five out of the 10 SWAT zones, on the field, end goal, and cost vs. benefit of sampling intensity. The number of samples taken per zone is defined by your service provider. Your soil sample results will be uploaded to the SWAT RECORDS app when they are complete.

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Recommendations, Prescriptions, & Crop Assessments

Next, your service provider will create variable rate prescriptions for seed, fertilizer, or soil-applied herbicides based on zones in your SWAT MAP and the results from your soil tests. This step turns data into actionable value. Your service provider will have the local agronomic expertise to make informed recommendations through SWAT RECORDS with the support of our team. 

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Once the crop has emerged, your service provider will do an early crop assessment, checking plant stands by zone and looking for any early nutrient issues that should be addressed. This is a valuable step for monitoring success of seeding rates, or to identify any future opportunities with seed and fertility. All assessments are recorded in the SWAT RECORDS app so you can view them immediately. Later in the season late crop assessments along with yield data can be analyzed by SWAT zone to measure success. 

Soil samples are taken every year after harvest at the same geo-referenced locations to track nutrient levels and ensure your prescriptions are meeting your yield targets, accounting for soil mineralization and any nutrient losses. 

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SWAT CERTIFIED

If you implement SWAT MAPS on your entire farm and follow this list of qualifications, you’re eligible to be SWAT CERTIFIED, recognizes your commitment to environmental stewardship. Learn more about what it means to be a SWAT CERTIFIED farmer here.

The Process

Additional Products & Services

SWAT WATER

If you implement SWAT MAPS on your entire farm and follow this list of qualifications, you’re eligible to be SWAT CERTIFIED, recognizes your commitment to environmental stewardship. Learn more about what it means to be a SWAT CERTIFIED farmer here.

Satellite Imagery

In season imagery can be helpful when monitoring crop variability due to all factors, not just soil and water. NDVI based maps are a great resource for writing on/off fungicide, crop desiccation, and plant growth regulator (PGR) prescriptions. When incorporated with your SWAT MAP data layers, they can be used to enhance nitrogen topdressing prescriptions as well.

Ranking accuracy of fertility zone maps on a scale of 1-10, I would say satellite maps would be a 6 and SWAT MAPS would be a 9.5.

- Kelly B.

SWAT CAM

SWAT CAM is a sprayer-mounted camera that uses machine learning to create high resolution weed and crop maps. More details coming soon!​

Crop Prescriptions

Fungicide and topdressing prescriptions are two common examples of in-season applications that that can utilize real-time soil moisture and imagery to maximize your yield potential.

Yield Analytics

Yield Analytics gives you a detailed look at your farms yield, gain a better understanding of what areas in your field are under performing and why. Analyze your yield by SWAT zone to make better informed targets for in the future.