3D Spatial Crop Metrics

It doesn’t matter how frequent or resolute your remote sensing data is if you aren’t measuring plant height, canopy volume, and other important 3D spatial crop metrics. Spectral (and thermal) data alone just isn’t enough. #ii4a #digitalvegetationsignature #digitaltwins #remotesensing #computationalagronomy

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Deep in the Soil Profile

No better place to explore soil than in its native environment! Here are some very beautiful and interesting images from deep in the soil profile. #ii4ag #digitalsoilcore #digitalagriculture #soilhealth #soilscience

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Patented In-situ Near Infrared Sensor

LandScan is excited to announce the granting of a patent for our infrared sensor technology that is a key component of the Digital Soil Core (DSC). This technology is the next generation of an infrared soil probe developed and deployed by many of these inventors two decades ago. This hardy and mobile sensor system, when

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Systems and Methods for Multispectral Landscape Mapping

The business of looking down is looking up! LandScan’s is adding another patent to our growing technology platform. Our comprehensive system combines both the hardware and software necessary to produce the type of high resolution spectral and thermal photogrammetry required for advanced computational agronomy. The technology is for airborne applications (drones and airplanes) because it

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Addressing Complex Agronomic Challenges

This is an example of how LandScan’s technology works together to make discoveries and solve complex agronomic challenges. No other technology suite in the world can obtain this information and produce these analytics. Learn more: #ii4ag #rootcauseanalytics #digitalvegetationsignature #digitalsoilcore #digitalagriculture #digitaltwins

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In situ analysis of nutrients in soil

The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is the only technology in the world capable of generating an in-situ full profile scan of specific nutrients in the soil. Data collected in one day from an almond orchard in California in spring 2023. Data analyzed by researchers at the University of Nebraska and the University of Florida. Peer

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What’s the matter?

There are many, many types of organic matter of all sizes and each holds clues to understanding the soil environment. All of this data was obtained from an almond orchard (loamy sand) in one day in spring 2023 in California. Statistical analysis performed by researchers at Univ. of Nebraska and Univ. of Florida (peer reviewed

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A new season is upon us…

A new season is upon us and LandScan is back in the field! Stay tuned for lots of paradigm busting and exciting discoveries in 2023. #digitalsoilcore #rootcauseanalytics #digitalagriculture #digitaltwins #agtech

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LandScan is Expanding the Horizons of Soil Science

LandScan is expanding the horizons of soil science! More fascinating discoveries in the new field of subsurface remote sensing using the #digitalsoilcore. What is this? Fungus? Using these tools is becoming more and more interesting every day. We are seeing things never-before-observed and we are excited about what’s to come. #ii4ag #digitaltwins #digitalagriculture #subsurfaceremotesensing #soilhealth

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Empower your voxels! 3D soil view of water availability

There are many practical reasons why producing #digitaltwins for #digitalagriculture is important. Empower your voxels! Here true 3D soil information relating to how much water the soil can hold that is available to the plant is used for a precision center pivot irrigation application. Learn more: #ii4ag

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The Power and Richness of digital 3D Soil Maps

Ever seen anything like this? These types of high resolution digital 3D soil maps can be produced for almost any soil property or attribute using the #digitalsoilcore. While it is not necessary to produce these visuals for site characterization and analysis purposes, it is useful for ‘we humans’ to see this so we understand the

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The Business of Subsurface Remote Sensing

The business of looking down is looking up! LandScan is pioneering the new field of subsurface remote sensing where an image is worth a thousand data points. Just like images obtained from satellites or airborne platforms can be processed, analyzed, and classified so too can images of the full soil profile obtained with the DSC

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Characterizing the Soil Microbiome will Never Be the Same

Characterizing the soil microbiome will never be the same! These features are the diameter of a human hair. We observed several this week in-situ at multiple depths (30-120cm) in a vineyard. The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is capable of characterizing features and properties that are not possible or practical through soil sampling.

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“Everything is everywhere, but the environment selects”

“Everything is everywhere, but the environment selects” is the critical maxim for all things soil health and microbiology. If it is important for your application to understand and inventory the current (or potential) soil microbial populations to assess soil health or the impact of biostimulants, you MUST characterize the environment first. The #digitalsoilcore is the

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Platform for Discovery in Agriculture

The Platform for Discovery is a suite of technologies that produces true #digitaltwins for agricultural applications enabling never-before-observed discoveries and practical decision support solutions. Learn more: #ii4ag #digitalagriculture

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How much water is available to your roots…

Another unique soil information product created by LandScan using the #digitalsoilcore and #rootcauseanalytics. You can’t produce this information through remote sensing or with any other technology. The amount of water that is available to a plant is called plant available water and it is a result of numerous soil properties. This is NOT the amount

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A Digital Twin in Action

This is how LandScan #digitaltwins can be put to good, practical use for #digitalagriculture. No other technology in the world can produce this level and type of information that we call #rootcauseanalytics. Learn more about LandScan: Learn why you can’t do this with soil sampling: #ii4ag #digitalsoilcore #agtech #soilscience

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Comparison of Digital Soil Probes

Understanding the soil is important for our food supply and the health of people and the planet, and yet it remains the most unexplored and elusive part of the Agtech information and analytics ecosystem. The future of soil classification and its power to enable ML/AI and digital twin applications must include direct sensing with probes

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Digital Soil Core images from 2022

The #digitalsoilcore allows anyone, anywhere to view and assess the entire soil profile in real-time and in-situ in a matter of 60 seconds. No other tool in the world can do this. Here are some interesting images from 2022. Learn more: #ii4ag #digitalagriculture #soilscience #soilhealth

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Agricultural Production Optimization Circuit

It is too slow, subjective, degrading, has low spatial and information dimensionality, and removes the soil from its in-situ environment…even if you test the soil sample in the field. Lots of steps for errors to occur too. If you are relying on the lab, then an entire new set of errors are added to the

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas…and remember more than half of the plant (crop) is underground. Enjoy our Christmas Haiku. Merry Christmas treeMajestic in sky and soilSo much to explore

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