FieldInsights - Flower Cover FAQ

FieldInsights - Flower Cover FAQ

What is Flower Cover?

Flower Cover measures timing of flowering to characterize phenotype and track pollination, and can be used to monitor flowering development over the entire season. Sentera offers three Flower Cover analytics:

  1. Plot Flower Cover and Uniformity
  2. Field Scale Flower Cover
  3. Field Scale Gridded Flower Cover


Which sensors can I use for Flower Cover?

Sentera sensors that can be used for Flower Cover insights 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 (35 mm)


What settings do I use to fly for Flower Cover?

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

  1. Plot Flower Cover and Uniformity
  2. Field Scale Flower Cover
  3. Field Scale Gridded Flower Cover

What crop types are supported?

Flower Cover supports the following crop types:
  1. Cotton
  2. Canola/OSR

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

Our sales team can place orders for Plot Flower Cover, Field Scale Flower Cover, Field Scale Gridded Flower Cover, and other FieldInsights products.


Why hasn't my Flower 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 Flower Cover?

FieldAgent can be used to view Plot Flower Cover, Field Scale Flower Cover, and Field Scale Gridded Flower Cover. 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 Flower Cover insights can be downloaded as Shapefile, GeoJSON, or CSV files.

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