FieldInsights - Residue Cover FAQ

FieldInsights - Residue Cover FAQ

What is Residue Cover?

Residue Cover helps to fuel critical decisions around soil management, such as tillage and planting, by quantifying the extent and fraction of residue covering bare soil prior to crop planting or following crop harvest. Sentera offers two field scale products for Residue Cover:

  1. Field Scale Residue Cover
  2. Field Scale Gridded Residue Cover


Which sensors can I use for Residue Cover?

Sentera sensors that can be used for Residue Cover include:

  1. Double 4K (Analytics)
  2. Double 4K (Ag+)
  3. 6X
  4. 6X Thermal
  5. 65R


Other compatible sensors include:

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


What settings do I use to fly for Residue Cover?

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


What crop types are supported?

Residue Cover is used for off season field analysis.


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

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


Why hasn't my Residue 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. 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 Residue Cover?

FieldAgent can be used to view Field Scale Residue or Field Scale Gridded Residue. 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. The measurements from Residue Cover can be downloaded as Shapefile, GeoJSON, or CSV files.

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