FieldInsights - Canopy Cover FAQ

FieldInsights - Canopy Cover FAQ

What is Canopy Cover?

Canopy Cover quantifies the fraction and uniformity of green vegetation. It can be used to measure early-season canopy uniformity to evaluate emergence and vigor after stand count. It can also be used to characterize crop growth stage, development, and maturity over the entire season.

Sentera Canopy Cover products include:
  1. Plot Canopy Cover with Uniformity 

Which sensors can I use for Canopy Cover?

Sentera sensors that can be used for Canopy Cover include:
  1. Double 4K (Ag+)
  2. Double 4K (Multispectral)
  3. 6X
  4. 6X Thermal
  5. 65R

Other compatible sensors include:
  1. Mavic 2 Pro
  2. Mavic 3 Enterprise
  3. Phantom 4 Pro
  4. Phantom 4 RTK
  5. Zenmuse X4S 
  6. Zenmuse X5S
  7. Zenmuse P1 (35mm)

What settings do I use to fly for Canopy Cover?

Settings for Canopy Cover vary depending on if you are capturing early-season canopy data or mid to late season.

To find the settings to fly for Canopy Cover, view the Sentera Product Catalog:


What crop types are supported?

Canopy Cover can be used for the following crops:
  1. Canola/OSR
  2. Corn/Maize
  3. Cotton
  4. Small Grain
  5. Soybean

If you are interested in using Canopy Cover for a crop that is not listed above, please contact our sales team for more information.


What is the data output that I'll receive for Canopy Cover?

More information about the data output, both the file type and which measurements are included, can be viewed in the  Sentera Product Catalog:


How can I order Canopy Cover?

Canopy Cover can be ordered via FieldAgent. After logging into FieldAgent and navigating to the field where you’d like to order the analytic, click on “Order Analytics” in the left side panel and select Plot Canopy Cover and Uniformity. Fill in the required information and place your order.

Our sales team can also help to place orders for Canopy Cover and other FieldInsights products.


Why hasn't my Canopy Cover order been processed?

Common issues for why analytics haven’t been processed include:
  1. Flying too fast or too high
  2. Using an incompatible sensor
  3. Capturing data for a non-supported crop
  4. Incorrect or incomplete data submitted
We recommend checking your data before you leave the field to ensure that it will work for our processing platform. If you experience any issues or have further questions, reach out to our support team.


Do I have to use FieldAgent to view Canopy Cover?

FieldAgent can be used to view our Canopy Cover products. FieldAgent offers visualization and data reporting tools.
The data can also be exported to a system of your choice via API, or downloaded from FieldAgent. In addition to a Mosaic RGB available as a GeoTIFF, the measurements from Canopy Cover can be downloaded as GeoJSON, CSV or ZIP files.

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