Customer story

Testing for uniformity after a treatment

Phil Glover, the agronomist for a commercial orange orchard looked at his Tree Insights to assess the effects of a newly introduced inoculant chemical for improving tree nutrition, growth and production.

In partnership with StevTech.


The problem

In recent years, Australian growers have been testing new chemicals and products in an effort to combat challenges like droughts, floods, labor shortage and fluctuating prices.

Traditional methods of testing the effectiveness of applications can be time-consuming and inaccurate. 

The solution

To test the orchard’s performance, Phil used the Tree Groups tool to compare Canopy Area, Tree Health and Canopy Volume between the treated and untreated trees.

A total of 5,875 trees were analyzed on the Aeroview platform after the missing trees were detected using the Missing Trees tool and excluded to ensure an accurate sample.

From here, the 5,875 trees were separated into two groups using the Tree Groups Tool: (1) treated and (2) untreated.

Looking at the Tree Insights for each group, the grower could determine which group performed best over the growing season.


The treated trees performed better in all categories and showed more uniformity than the untreated trees.

The average canopy area for the treated trees (left) was significantly higher at 1.89 sqm than the untreated (right) at 1.71 sqm. 

Phil was able to confirm with confidence that, in this case, the inoculant was an effective treatment for improving canopy health and vigor.


Crop Type

Citrus, Oranges




Tree Insights: Tree Grouping, Canopy Area, Health, Canopy Volume


Confirming the effectiveness of a chemical treatment

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