SST Software is challenging the status quo in crop scouting by providing deeper insights through SST Analytics, according to a press release from the company.
The recent release in SST Analytics allows agronomists and agricultural retailers to perform a regional analysis on how crops are progressing across datasets within their company.
“SST Analytics is continuing to develop into a holistic business intelligence (BI) tool that allows retail management to transform regional data within the company into actionable insights,” said Aaron McIntire, Product Manager for SST Analytics. “Crop scouting helps the precision ag community stay informed of field conditions. We are excited to release these tools to the market, so managers and agronomists can obtain the information needed to help them catch and diagnose problems on a larger scale before major losses occur.”
SST Analytics’ scouting reports will show current season growth stage progression, soil conditions and crop heights. When looking at crop issues (weeds, insects and diseases), users can see across their company’s entire dataset. This enables managers and agronomists to analyze the location(s) where issues are present and the underlying information needed to determine the severity or density.
“The addition of scouting data in SST Analytics provides the insights needed to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes,” said Matt Waits, SST Software Chief Executive Officer. “The use of scouting datasets will help managers and agronomists make actionable decisions that could economically impact their growers and the company.”
Within a company, results can be narrowed to a single grower to include the number of days since a field was last scouted and the crop issues recorded. Managers can quantify scouting activity by user to analyze where users are scouting and what they are scouting. A comparison analysis between an individual’s scouting activity and other agronomists can also be conducted to evaluate operational productivity.
Information from SST Summit and Sirrus easily integrates into SST Analytics, making it easier for managers to maintain records and view reports in a centralized location. SST Analytics updates on a weekly basis, and users can choose reports to have automatically emailed to them. Scouting reports are now available in SST Analytics.