A handheld crop sensor designed to assess the health of your crop is now available. GreenSeeker from Trimble is an easy-to-use measurement device that can be used to make objective decisions regarding the amount of fertilizer to be applied to a crop, resulting in a more efficient use of inputs.

Operators position the handheld sensor over a plant, pull the trigger, and the GreenSeeker instantly calculates the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, which represents the health of the plant. By gathering several readings from plants throughout a field, users can better determine the overall health and needs of a crop. This can result in a more efficient use of fertilizer, which benefits both the farmer’s bottom line and the environment.

The GreenSeeker handheld provides farmers and crop consultants with an affordable way to begin utilizing NDVI algorithms. For more information, go to farmworks.com/store.