Satellite crop monitoring

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Satellite crop monitoring is the technology which facilitates real-time crop vegetation index monitoring via spectral analysis[1] of high resolution satellite images for different fields and crops which enables to track positive and negative dynamics of crop development.[2][3] The difference in vegetation index informs about single-crop development disproportions that speaks for the necessity of additional agriculture works on particular field zones[4]—that is because satellite crop monitoring belongs to precision agriculture methods.

Satellite crop monitoring technology allows to perform online crop monitoring on different fields, located in different areas, regions, even countries and on different continents. The technology's advantage is a high automation level of sown area condition and its interpretation in an interactive map which can be read by different groups of users.[5][6]

Satellite crop monitoring technology users are:

  • agronomists and agriculture companies management (crop vegetation control, crop yield forecasting, management decisions optimization);
  • business owners (business prospects estimates, making reasonable decisions on capital investments, providing information for management decisions);
  • investors and investment analysts (investment potential estimation, making investment decisions, making sustainable forecasts);
  • insurance brokers (data collection, clients claims verification, scale of rates and insurance premium amounts calculation);[7]
  • agriculture machinery producers (integration of crop monitoring solutions with agriculture machinery board computers operations, functional development);
  • state and sectoral organisations engaged in agriculture, food security and ecological problems.[8][9]

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  1. ^ "Spectral Analysis of Absorption Features for Mapping Vegetation Cover and Microbial Communities in Yellowstone National Park Using AVIRIS Data By Raymond F. Kokaly, Don G. Despain, Roger N. Clark, and K. Eric Livo (Professional Paper 1717). U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey" (PDF). Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Satellite Crop Monitoring - IEASSA". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Satellite Crop Monitoring: Vegetation Control - IEASSA". 28 March 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Satellite monitoring data use // Current use and potential of satellite imagery for crop production management. B. de Solan, A.D. Lesergent, D. Gouache, F. Baret". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "DMC Constellation : Airbus Defence and Space". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "For Farmers - Precision Agriculture". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Agricultural Data and Insurance" (PDF). Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  8. ^ Young, Oran R.; Onoda, Masami (2017). "Satellite Earth Observations in Environmental Problem-Solving" (PDF). The role of satellite monitoring in ecological problems solution // FAO activities: Environmental monitoring by satellite. pp. 3–27. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-3713-9_1. ISBN 978-981-10-3712-2. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  9. ^ "The role of satellite monitoring in food security problems solution", Institute for Environment and Sustainability(EC): Global monitoring of agriculture and food security

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