Farmers rely on the accuracy of a crucial NASA and USGS mission, Landsat, to make decisions about crops.
A young start-up is using satellite data to give California farmers better information about water, which can translate into water savings or bigger yield for the same input.
A new data set uses Landsat data to extend the Crop Data Layer back in time.
A new web-based platform called OpenET will soon be putting satellite data in the hands of farmers, water managers and conservation groups to accelerate improvements and innovations in water management.
Satellite images are helping to reveal how COVID-19 lockdown measures are impacting food security, urban surface heat, water quality and aquatic ecosystems, and more in NASA-funded studies.
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations published an audio article about using geospatial data, including Landsat, to monitor would agriculture on soundcloud.
USDA researcher Martha Anderson uses satellites and instruments like Landsat and ECOSTRESS to see how stressed plants are from space.
Grape growers like Gallo are using data from Earth-observing satellites to better track soil and vine moisture levels, understand vine water use and plan grapevine irrigation.
A new satellite-driven biophysical model can make accurate forecasts of crop water use that are critical for farmland water management and sustainability.