What is Stand Count?

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DroneDeploy's Stand Count removes the need for manual, time-consuming, inaccurate stand counts with a completely automated, field edge solution. This guide will walk you through what you need for successful counts and assessments of corn and soybean crops.

If you would like to review more on product availability, you can see our solutions page here.




  • A stand assessment PDF report directly sharable over SMS, Email, and most messaging platforms
  • An interactive map that allows you to review results and overlay data like plant health and elevation
  • Detailed analysis for each image with populations, stands highlighted, and gaps detected.
  • Data synced back to the web portal for easy viewing and sharing

Supported Crop Types

1. Corn

  • VE-V1 (paid add-on) and V2-V3 emergence (check out our article What are the growth stages of corn?)
  • (New 2024)
  • The M3E’s zoom lens unlocks the ability to capture more details while maintaining a safe altitude, allowing growers to conduct DroneDeploy Stand Counts on earlier phases of growth, including emergence, to make replant decisions as early as possible (up to 2 weeks earlier "VE/V1" than before!). General availability for Stand Count on M3E is slated for early March.

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2. Soybean

  • V2 & V3 emergence
  • Currently, twin-row crops are not supported by the current stand assessment algorithm.
  • Circular fields are not supported for Stand Count as the crops have to be planted in straight rows.

Please use the links below for additional information and best practices!

Before Heading To The Field (Stand Count)

Single Mission Flight Planning (Stand Count)

Quick Start: Stand Count

Stand Count Troubleshooting Guide



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