Here is a sneak peek of the APOLLO service platform, which is already being tested by farmers in the APOLLO pilot areas. The platform is scheduled to be launched to the wider public in a few months.
For three years, the APOLLO team has been working alongside farmers and farming experts in order to develop a user-friendly platform for agricultural professionals. Today, for the first time, we share with you an exclusive sneak peek into the APOLLO platform.
Under the hood, APOLLO is based on complex inputs from Copernicus data, local weather models and agronomical models. In turn, APOLLO provides farmers and agricultural consultants with easy-to-apply information for their daily field management activities.
APOLLO platform – the main dashboard
The dashboard screen shown above gives the user an overview of all her/his registered crops, as well as eye-catching icons representing alerts related to each APOLLO service. The user is able to choose the field she/he wishes to view with just one click.
When selecting a specific crop from the dashboard, the user can see more details about her/his crops, including any related notifications that might require special attention. In the example shown above, there is no notification for the user.
Having selected a crop to check, the user has the option to select specific information concerning the service from a scroll down menu.
APOLLO platform – the Tillage Scheduling service
In the example above, the user has selected to check the soil moisture of the cotton field. This information is presented as an overlay on the satellite image of the field. The moisture level is displayed at sub-parcel level. In this example, three different shades of orange reflect the different moisture levels across the field. Red represents the areas where soil moisture is at its highest, darker orange represents the areas where soil is less moist (but still fairly high) and light orange shows the areas with the least moisture. Users can click anywhere on the map to reveal the soil moisture value at that point.
Next to the soil moisture field map, localised weather parameters are shown, graphed to show changes over time. The user can select from a list of parameters including temperature. The combination of soil moisture and weather allows the user to make informed decisions about when and where to irrigate.
Along with the near real-time view, farmers also have access to historical information, which is provided in the graph (shown below the map in the above example).
These screenshots were only a sneak peek of what the APOLLO platform looks like and of some of its main features. The APOLLO platform will be available to all soon., stay tuned.