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From Seeds to Satellites

From Seeds to Satellites

Sources include: NASA Earth Science Applied Sciences

From cornfields in Iowa to California’s Central Valley to African savannahs—decision-makers around the world use NASA Earth data in innovative ways to better grow our food. 

For decades, the scientific community has focused on building water supplies and enhancing irrigation techniques. Now, we’re measuring plant health from space, creating early warning systems and enhancing the efficiency of water use.

But we can’t do it alone. We rely on a global network of partner institutions, civil society organizations and NASA’s Earth-observing satellites to find the best ways to reshape our food and agriculture systems.

For the first time ever, NASA attended the largest by farmers, for farmers conference in America, the Commodity Classic.

At the Commodity Classic, NASA Hyperwall speakers included Landsat 9 Project Scientist Jeff Masek, Landsat Outreach team member Mike Taylor, and many other Landsat data users from OpenET and NASA Harvest.

Video credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio; Kathleen Gaeta, producer; Aries Keck & Christopher Thorne, writers

American farmers make critical decisions every day. 

NASA Earth Science helps inform those decisions with missions like [NASA/USGS] Landsat and GPM. 

Today farmers see dry lands becoming drier, wet areas becoming wetter and more intense and more frequent extreme weather. American agriculture needs more information for water management, planting decisions and market knowledge. 

NASA is partnering with farmers to deliver new technology, new tools and new data to help producers make decisions at every level, from the farm field to the state to the nation to the world. 

NASA helping farmers from seeds to satellites. 

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