Weather data helps farmers make more accurate decisions. In this article, we'll explain what data is available in the OneSoil apps, where to find it, and how to use it.
Weather stations help you prepare for temperature changes and manage irrigation. For example, weather data is used to determine the best time to apply liquid fertilizer, which helps control disease and pests.
You can check the 5-day weather forecast: temperature and humidity, rainfall and its probability, wind speed and dew point.
💻 In the web app, display current weather conditions for a selected field in the "Fields" tab: you can find the ‘Current Weather’ section below the field map. To view a 5-day weather forecast, open the "Weather" tab and select the desired field.
⭐️ In OneSoil Yield, open the field and click the weather cell in the ‘Status’ tab. You can also see weather info in a small widget at the bottom of the field map.
Crop development charts
Check how much heat and moisture your plants are getting!
To do this, open the "Weather" tab in the web app, select the desired field, and set the period for which you need to create the charts. If you've specified the crop and planting date for this field, the app will generate three charts: NDVI, accumulated precipitation, and growing degree-days charts.
🌿 NDVI chart
Helps understand how vegetation changed throughout the season.
The chart displays the variation in the NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) on the field. The purple line represents the average NDVI value for the field. The upper and lower points of the light purple range indicate the maximum and minimum NDVI values on the field for that day.
If you want to check the field’s NDVI image for a particular date, hover over the purple point on the chart. A tooltip "Show on Map" will appear. Click it, and a new tab will open with the NDVI image for the selected date.
🌡️ Growing degree-days chart
This chart helps predict growth stages and plan fieldwork, such as the application of nitrogen fertilizers or pesticides.
We generate the chart from the planting date you indicated. The chart won't appear if you haven't entered the planting date and the crop growing on the field.
To calculate effective temperature sums, we:
Add the maximum and minimum temperatures for the day.
Divide the sum by two to get the average temperature.
Subtract the plant's base temperature. The base temperature is the minimum threshold below which plant development stops. Base temperatures may vary for different crops in different countries.
🌧️ Accumulated precipitation chart
The accumulated precipitation chart makes it possible to measure the moisture in the soil. Use this information to predict yield and calculate fertilizer rates more accurately.
⏳ For what period can I view weather data?
You can view temperature accumulation, accumulated precpittion, and NDVI charts from 2016 onwards. To do this, add seasons starting from 2016, input the crops and planting dates. The charts will be displayed separately for each season.
That's it! Wishing you great weather and timely rainfall! ☀️🌧🌈