Tags : Agriculture

SAR Satellites for Agriculture

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging from space is in its golden age. With an increasing number of space-based SAR sensors in operation, and an increasingly growing temporal and spatial resolution, combined with the characteristics of SAR: independent from daylight, cloud coverage and weather conditions, we are seeing a fast growth of applications. One of the […]Read More

20 Space Acronyms That Help Farmers

Agriculture is one of the key application areas of satellite data. We have all heard about precision farming using satellite navigation signals and a large array of Earth Observation techniques that help farmers identify soil characteristics and crop health. In this article we describe these techniques in a list of space data ‘indices’ that describe […]Read More

Why Big Data is crucial for modern agriculture

To keep pace with the expected population growth on Earth, modern agriculture production must increase up to 70 percent by 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Addressing this food production challenge will require solutions that improve agricultural methods and radically adapt them to environmental pressures. Big data, machine learning and […]Read More

4 New Technologies in Agriculture That Are Helping Farmers

Agriculture is gradually becoming technologically advanced. Machinery is automated, seed and fertilizer rates can be calculated automatically, and satellite images are used to determine plant conditions. Here are four new technologies for agriculture. This article is based on a post on the OneSoil blog, edited and republished with permission. 1. Satellite images and agriculture The first satellite was launched into […]Read More

How Space May Help Save the 2022 Agriculture Season in

The war in Ukraine not only causes humanitarian crises and catastrophes. The invasion by Russian troops is having a significant impact on global food security too. Ukraine is the fourth largest producer and exporter of agricultural goods in the world. Much of the region, if not the world, depends on agriculture in Ukraine, farmers being […]Read More

Agriculture from Space

Authors: Katya Rutkovskaya, Remco Timmermans Agriculture is one of the most important application areas for satellite data. Every spring, farmers around the world sow their fields, to grow the food crops that the world depends on for another year. Satellite Data in Agriculture The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) considers remote sensing […]Read More

Water and Agriculture Webinar

The Water-ForCE Horizon 2020 project team invites you for its first webinar on Copernicus water services, with a focus on water and agriculture, on 26 January 2022, from 16:00 CET. During this first webinar, we will be discussing water quality (run-off from agriculture, pollution of surface water for irrigation) and quantity of water (drought, extreme […]Read More

Satellites always see the plants, clouds or no clouds

Clouds or not, satellites always keep an eye on plants, with the support of Dutch innovation. As of today, farmers from all over the world can monitor their crops via satellites, even when it is cloudy. The Dutch company VanderSat has developed a technology that allows, for example, dehydrated plants to be detected under all […]Read More