The growth of your crop. Fieldlook measures four parameters that
visualize the growth status of your crop.
Biomass production [kg / ha]
amount of dry matter that grows each week. Biomass production is the
main indicator for you as a farmer to monitor crop performance. Biomass
production refers to the growth of total living plant material above and
below the ground (such as stems, leaves, roots, fruits and grains).
Biomass production on the Fieldlook website does not reflect the total
biomass of the crop, but the weekly gain in biomass. The parameter
layers of biomass production show where and when your crop is growing as
expected, and where growth is vigorous or
below average (e.g. as a result of diseases).
LAI is the total live canopy leaf surface area of vegetation divided by
the surface area of the land on which the vegetation grows. LAI is an
indicator of the amount of leaf surface as well as how densely a crop
grows or how much foliage there is on the plants.
The indicator for the vitality of your crop. A high index means a healthy and strong growing vegetation. This index does not say how much biomass is created. Therefor you use the biomass production parameter.
Crop Factor KcKs [-]
crop factor is used to calculate the actual evapotranspiration from the
reference evapotranspiration. It incorporates the effect of a specific
crop (Kc) as well as the effect of water stress (Ks) on the water consumption of the specific crop.