Satellite crop monitoring

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Satellite crop monitoring — 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] The difference in vegetation index informs about single crop development disproportions that speaks for the necessity of additional agriculture works on particular field zones[3] — 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 significant 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.[4][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]

Satellite crop monitoring service providers:

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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
  2. ^ // Technology of satellite crop monitoring (by IEASSA)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Cropio services // Cropio
  5. ^ Astrium-Geo services // Astrium-Geo
  6. ^ PrecisionAgriculture services // PrecisionAgriculture
  7. ^ The role of satellite monitoring in agriculture insurance // Risk Management and Agricultural. Insurance Schemes in Europe. M. Bielza Diaz-Caneja, C. G. Conte, F. J. Gallego Pinilla, J. Stroblmair, R. Catenaro. European Commission.2009
  8. ^ The role of satellite monitoring in ecological problems solution // FAO activities: Environmental monitoring by satellite
  9. ^ The role of satellite monitoring in food security problems solution // Institute for Environment and Sustainability(EC): Global monitoring of agriculture and food security
  10. ^ About Astrium-Geo // Official Astrium-Geo website
  11. ^ About Cropio // Official Cropio website
  12. ^ About eLeaf // Official eLeaf website
  13. ^ // Official GEOSYS website
  14. ^ About GMV // Official GMV website
  15. ^ // Official DigitalGlobe website
  16. ^ About PrecisionAgriculture // Official PrecisionAgriculture website
  17. ^ About Skybox // Official Skybox website
  18. ^ About Vega // Official Vega website

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