Five Features to Simplify Your Scouting this Growing Season

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May 30, 2023
Krista Russell
Regional Experience Advisor, Climate FieldView

You can’t cover every inch of your fields on foot. In fact, you shouldn’t have to. That’s where technology comes in. With FieldView™, you have a variety of tools at your fingertips that can help you identify and address field health issues before they take hold—all from the comfort of where you are at any given moment. While there are many tools in FieldView for growing season, this blog post will highlight the five features that I personally find most valuable in helping you monitor your field conditions, crop performance and everything in between during this growing season.


How FieldView helps you see past the surface into the heart of your operation


Monitor Your Fields From Anywhere

If you can see it, you can improve it. And with FieldView’s data visualization, it makes it easy to identify precisely what’s happening in your fields. Using field health imagery, you can efficiently scout and track your in-season crop health using a variety of vegetation, scouting and true color viewing modes.

One of the best parts of this functionality is the Vegetation Image—a real-time visualization map of your field health based on your current plant growth. In short, this color index map helps you determine which areas of your acreage might need attention. 


Though similar to the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), FieldView generates the Vegetation Image using our proprietary Climate Crop Index (CCI), which provides a better correlation between your green biomass content and your end-of-season corn yield. Additionally, we recently advanced our CCI technology to generate more nuanced and accurate readings of high biomass areas of your field, ultimately producing more valuable data for you and your operation.

Finally, for any areas that pose particular challenges or opportunities, you can use FieldView to create field region reports to monitor certain zones, such as those with more standing moisture or delayed emergence.


Follow Field Conditions in Real-Time

Using FieldView, you can easily monitor your crop progress through the field health imagery grid view page. From there, you can use the vegetation tab to sort areas by high biomass readings to help identify which fields are ready for an application and—just as important—which ones aren’t. You can also view field conditions like wind speed and other weather data on all of your mapped fields so you can find the ideal window to start spraying.


Learn from Every Application

Personally, I learn a lot by doing. The same can be said on the farm, especially when you’re in the cab. If you opt to share your FieldView account with your dealer, it enables you to seamlessly capture static-rate or real-time maps as you make your applications. In a recent addition, our new widgets allow you to track and log the live weather conditions while you work. With all this data streamlined in one place, you can automatically export PDF reports to calculate cost-splitting or verify compliance. You can also share these reports via email or text message. This is particularly useful in running and assessing application trials.


Harness the Power of Teamwork

No one knows your land like you do. So to help you and your team stay on top of every inch, FieldView makes it easy to share precise field locations based on your tablet’s GPS coordinates. You can also drop scouting pins in the FieldView Cab app. And to enable better collaboration in real time, you can also insert comments and images per each pin so everyone can see and understand what you’re doing in your fields. Alternatively, you can have your scouting team enter information directly into your account for immediate access. Regardless of how you work with your trusted team, you are in total control of who can access your data and account, allowing you all to accomplish more on your terms.


Stay Ahead of the Weather

In addition to having immediate access to your localized weather conditions and forecasts thanks to built-in radar, FieldView also provides other valuable information specific to your fields. In particular, it tracks information like the total rainfall during each season, as well as a comprehensive look at your 10-year weather history to help you adapt to whatever the season sends your way.

Still Have Questions? Get in Touch!

When it comes to scouting features in FieldView, this just scratches the surface of what’s possible for you and your operation. While I encourage you to explore our knowledge center to dive deeper, I hope you’ve learned a little more about how FieldView can help put some time, efficiency and peace of mind back in your summer season. If you have any questions, you can always reach us at 1-888-924-7475, chat with us here on, or email All the best for your growing season!

About the Author

Krista Russell is a Customer Experience Advocate at The Climate Corporation. At Climate, Krista is dedicated to ensuring growers have the best experience possible with Field View. By serving as a knowledge base and working cross functionally with internal teams, Krista provides growers with valuable insights and proactive support so they can get the most out of their data. With roots in rural Illinois, Krista has always had a strong passion for supporting the agriculture industry. Krista holds a B.S. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Agricultural Systems and Education and a M.S. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Environmental Science, where she focused her research on Agriculture Policy and Spatial Imagery.