Jul 28, 2021Shoring up the Corn Belt’s Soil Health

Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and sustainable farming depends upon healthy soil, which has impacts far beyond the field on air, water and climate.

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May 15, 2021Spotting 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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Apr 20, 2021South Asian Farmers Fine Tune When to Water with Landsat

Putting NASA and USGS satellite information at farmers’ fingertips leads to less water use and better crop yields in South Asia.

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Apr 19, 2021Earth Day Connections: NASA Investigates Vegetation

Scientists use Landsat to track changing patterns of deforestation that tells them how Amazonian agricultural practices have changed, from small family holdings to massive ranching operations.

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Feb 04, 2021Keeping a Dry Eye on Drought in East Africa

The SERVIR team has developed models for groundwater demand based on Earth observations for parameters like rainfall and surface water from satellite missions.

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Nov 02, 2020From Space to Farm

Farmers rely on the accuracy of a crucial NASA and USGS mission, Landsat, to make decisions about crops.

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Oct 07, 2020Satellite Imagery Helps Farmers Cut Water Use in Half

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.

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Sep 21, 2020Mapping Twenty Years Of Historical US Midwestern Corn And Soybean Information with Landsat

A new data set uses Landsat data to extend the Crop Data Layer back in time.

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Sep 15, 2020Transforming Water Management in the U.S. West with Satellite Data

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.

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Sep 03, 2020Landsat Data Informs New Projects Exploring Connections Between the Environment and COVID-19

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.

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