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Product Specification

Product Name:Plot Weed Cover
Product SKU:71210-00
Revision Date:2024-01-08

Product Overview


Plot Trial Weed Cover characterizes the extent of weeds defined as green vegetation between rows. This product utilizes a precision-aligned orthomosaic derived from high-resolution RGB imagery.

Recommended Use Cases

  • Crop Stress
  • Weed Pressure
  • Plot Quality
  • Plot Deactivation
  • Herbicide Efficacy

Supported Crops

  • Corn/Maize
  • Soybean
  • Cotton
  • Small Grain
  • Canola/OSR

Deliverables Summary

  • Mosaic RGB Precision Aligned
  • Plot Weed Cover


General Requirements

  • Requires Plot Project Setup (71200-00)
  • Imagery collected following all "Data Capture Requirements"
  • Imagery uploaded to the FieldAgent Field created by Plot Project Setup (71200-00)
  • Contract Defined - Mosaic Based submitted for "Plot Weed Cover (71210-00)" for uploaded Survey

Data Capture Requirements

Imagery Type

  • RGB

Ground Sample Distance

  • Less than 0.5cm

Timing by Crop

Crop Timing/Growth StagePlant Size
Corn/MaizePre-Row ClosureLess than 50% Canopy Closure
SoybeanPre-Row ClosureLess than 50% Canopy Closure
CottonPre-Row ClosureLess than 50% Canopy Closure
Small GrainPre-Row ClosureLess than 50% Canopy Closure
Canola/OSRPre-Row ClosureLess than 50% Canopy Closure

Flight Specifications

SensorAltitudeSpeedOverlapFlight DirectionBufferHeadingGimbal PitchTerrain Informed
Double 4K (Ag+)50ft (16m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Double 4K (Multispectral)50ft (16m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X70ft (21m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
6X Thermal70ft (21m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 Pro50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Phantom 4 RTK50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X4S50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse X5S50ft (16m)4mph (2m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 2 Pro50ft (16m)3mph (1.5m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Mavic 3 Enterprise50ft (16m)6mph (3m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
65R150ft (46m)15mph (7m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On
Zenmuse P1 (35mm)100ft (30m)10mph (5m/s)75%Any40ft (12m)Forward-90° (Nadir)On

Environmental Conditions

Imagery should be captured between the time of 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset. Consistent lighting conditions required for best results, including avoidance of hard shadows cast over the field which cause bright spots and dark spots in the dataset.
Wind conditions should be within the specified limits of the aircraft or system being used to carry the imaging sensor.
There should be no active precipitation during imagery capture.



Mosaic RGB Precision Aligned (82001-01)
Plot Weed Cover (83011-00)

Mosaic RGB Precision Aligned (82001-01)


A Visual Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) multi-band mosaic provided at native resolution and georeferenced.

Deliverable List

Mosaic: RGB (Preliminary)*GeoTiffVisual RGB multi-band, native resolution, and non-georeferenced raster
Mosaic: RGBGeoTiffVisual RGB multi-band, native resolution, and georeferenced raster
* Delivered only in some cases

Plot Weed Cover (83011-00)


Summarizes the green pixels between the rows (i.e., weed cover) within a plot. Between-row area is defined as a rectangle of width equal to one half row spacing and length equal to full plot length centered between the rows.

Deliverable List

Plot Weed CoverShapefile, GeoJSON, CSVPlot-level summary statistics

Data Attributes

Plot Weed Cover
AttributeDescriptionUnits MetricUnits Imperial
Weed Cover (%) <DD-Mon>Percent of the between-row plot area covered by vegetation
Weed Cover Area (m^2) <DD-Mon>Area of the between-row plot area covered by vegetation