FieldInsights - Canopy Height FAQ

FieldInsights - Canopy Height FAQ

What is Canopy Height?

Canopy Height characterizes height and is related to measurements of leaf canopy height. It can be used to assess growth stage or crop damage. Sentera offers two product solutions for plots:
  1. Plot Canopy Height
  2. Plot Canopy Height & Lodging


Which sensors can I use for Canopy Height?

Sentera's 65R can be used for Canopy Height products. Other compatible sensors for Canopy Height products include:

  1. Mavic 3 Enterprise
  2. Phantom 4 Pro
  3. Phantom 4 RTK
  4. Zenmuse X4S
  5. Zenmuse X5S
  6. Zenmuse P1 (35 mm)


What settings do I use to fly for Canopy Height?

To find the settings to fly for Canopy Height products, view the Sentera Product Catalog:
  1. Plot Canopy Height
  2. Plot Canopy Height & Lodging


What crop types are supported?

Canopy Height supports the following crop types:

  1. Canola/OSR
  2. Corn/Maize
  3. Cotton
  4. Small Grain
  5. Soybean 

The Plot Canopy Height & Lodging only supports small grain.

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

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 Height?

Our sales team can place orders for Plot Canopy Height, Plot Canopy Height & Lodging, and other FieldInsights products. 


Why hasn't my Canopy Height 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 Height?

FieldAgent can be used to view Plot Canopy Height and Plot Canopy Height & Lodging. 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: DSM available as a GeoTiff, the measurements from Canopy Height can be downloaded as Shapefile, GeoJSON, or CSV files.

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