Variable rate prescription maps data processing software app


Arable Farmer
Newbie to the forum although long time viewer.

With recent updates to hardware and software on our 24m sprayer, we now have the ability to apply prescription maps at individual nozzle resolution. Now my search continues for some useful data to put into the sprayer...
I am starting simple and would like to generate some simple on/off maps for the likes of patch spraying problem weeds.

There are many programs/tools on the market or free for generating and editing shape files for variable rate maps, however I am yet to find one that can effectively provide the data I am after...
I would like to use a phone/tablet when crop walking to mark out polygons in the field using my gps location, which I can then create a shape file from and import to the sprayer. Then either only spray the polygons within the field or spray around them, depending on the situation.

What software are others using for prescription map creation? Gatekeeper/Omnia/other subscription service/free open source apps?
What resolution maps does it produce? I feel working in 24m sqaures is now a bit pointless (although better than nothing) given I can now apply at 0.5m spacings.
How much does it cost?

I can access free satellite ndvi imaging for free (cropsat), which although again the resolution is not great is fine for a starting point and I am happy to work towards higher res imaging with UAV or on sprayer sensing or subscription satellite data as we learn how to use the data and spray system effectively. So initially I am more interested in the field scouting and data editing than a supplier of NDVI data.

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...