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Crop Monitoring

If you invest directly or indirectly in any crop project, SGS’s crop monitoring services can help you. We monitor crops during their growth and harvesting and through to the first storage point – minimizing any potential risks of losses.

Our extensive experience of the agriculture sector and worldwide network of agronomists and other experts means that the industry holds our comprehensive agricultural monitoring service in high regard.

Our independent crop monitoring program combines field visits during the development stage with pre-harvest measurements and harvest monitoring.

Our crop monitoring service embraces field visits and qualitative and quantitative issues assessment. The following tasks are included in the initial survey:

  • Geo-referencing areas
  • Verification of the available land for cultivation
  • Survey of cultivated varieties
  • Productivity estimates for potential production calculation
  • Identification of developmental stage
  • Verification of phytosanitary aspects
  • Evaluation of agro-meteorological aspects
  • Verification of crop and soil management
  • Estimated time of harvest

We highlight and evaluate the factors that may influence productivity, creating clear and conclusive final reports that can inform your decision-making.

We monitor crop development and also track the activities relating to harvest and the receipt of the crop into the storage and/or processing units.

For field monitoring, our services include:

  • Monitoring of the vegetative growth
  • Re-evaluation, if necessary, of the estimated productivity and suitability of potential production
  • Recording incidence of pests and diseases, as well as analyzing the control schedule
  • Evaluation of agro-meteorological aspects
  • Inspection of management of crop and soil
  • Analysis of factors that could cause a decrease in production

During harvest time, we carry out the following tasks:

  • Monitoring and measuring of the fields along the fronts of the harvest
  • Issuing daily reports including details of the harvested area, estimated yield of the product and destination
  • Tracking of the products

During the delivery of the crop to the first storage/production point, we conduct the following:

  • Confirmation of receipt of the products at the storage and/or processing units
  • Comparison between received and estimated production output
  • Verification of possible product deviations
  • Creation of reports containing a total receipt of products from the areas being monitored

Ensure that the crops of interest to your business remain under independent scrutiny, by contacting SGS now to ask about our crop monitoring services.

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