Agriculture

Landsat's Critical Role in Agriculture

Worldwide, millions of people are helped by Landsat-data-based decisions that impact food and water management. Food and farming organizations rely on the unbiased, accurate and timely information provided by Landsat satellites. The data enable people to analyze the health and vigor of crops as they mature over the growing season; the needs of specific fields for fertilizer, irrigation and rotation; planted acreage to forecast crop production and fight crop insurance fraud; how much water is used in irrigation; and the impacts of drought.

Deforestation in the Amazon

Reading the Landscape

More than 100 countries at the UN Climate Change Conference this past year made the bold commitment to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030.

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algae-covered beach

Spotting Brittany’s ‘Green Tides’ from Space

‘Green tides’ of algae have wreaked havoc across the coastlines of Brittany, France, for half a century due to high levels of agricultural runoff. With efforts to reduce these underway, a new technique using over three decades of satellite images highlights the extent of the continuing problem.

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