Our process for creating plot patterns begins with importing your information into our Aerial Phenotyping platform.
We can pull plot boundaries from a variety of sources, depending on the information you have available. The most common types we use include:
- Trial management software exports
- Planter files
SlantRange provides API access for seamlessly importing your data from trial management software or planter files.
When you begin working with SlantRange, our team will work with you to set up your plot patterns in the Aerial Phenotyping tool.
At that time, we will also request your plot IDs. These identifiers make it easier to understand your results in the platform — and export them into your systems via integrations.
SlantRange Tip: When creating plot IDs, we recommend using a naming convention that's consistent with the rest of your program.
Exporting Plot Boundaries from Prism
Many of the companies we provide Aerial Phenotyping services for use Prism as a trial management software. For those who use Prism, we can create plot patterns based on data from the system.
In these cases, we request a spreadsheet that contains a row for every plot, and the following information as columns:
- Range #
- Row #
- Plot ID
- Plot Length
- Plot Width
- Alley Spacing
- Plant Row Spacing
- Location of range 1, row 1 within the pattern
Fine-Tuning Your Plot Patterns
Once we have the correct data, we generate a plot pattern. You’ll be able to review your plot patterns using actual data inside the aerial phenotyping platform.
If you need to fine-tune and make adjustments, you can use the data alignment tool. This new feature allows you to view your plot boundaries on top of any orthomosaic image, make visual adjustments, and save any changes.
Once saved, your results will automatically recalculate according to your adjustments.