Nevada farmer Denise Moyle
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.

Belize Barrier Reef
Sep 3, 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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Apr 22, 2020Plants from Space with Martha Anderson

USDA researcher Marsha Anderson uses satellites and instruments like Landsat and ECOSTRESS to see how stressed plants are from space.

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Apr 8, 2020Raising a Glass in Wine Country to Better Water Management

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.

Kaiyu Guan and Chongya Jiang
Mar 20, 2020New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use

A new satellite-driven biophysical model can make accurate forecasts of crop water use that are critical for farmland water management and sustainability.

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Feb 12, 2020Landsat: Farming Data From Space

With Landsat data, farmers can find new ways to grow more crops with less water.

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Dec 13, 2019Using NASA’s Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 Product to Give Farmers Real-Time Crop Health Information

IndigoAg is using HLS data to help fulfill its mission of making farms more profitable and sustainable.

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Dec 12, 2019Improving Water Management in New Mexico with Landsat and ECOSTRESS

New Mexico is one of the most arid states in the US, and precise and accurate information on water use is of utmost importance.

Arequipa, Peru
Dec 10, 2019Arid-Region Agriculture in Arequipa, Peru

Landsat has helped map the expansion of intensive agriculture in arid Arequipa, Peru.

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Dec 10, 2019Landsat Helps Pick Winter Cover Crops

Remote sensing can aid the monitoring and evaluation of incentivized farming programs like the one in Maryland.

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Nov 27, 2019Satellites Track Status of Nation’s Food Supply

Farmers across the Midwest are in a race to finish harvesting their corn, soybean, and other staples of the Thanksgiving dinner table before the first crop killing freeze sets in.

Jake Disney
Oct 29, 2019Landsat Images Help Wyoming Students Discern Problems on Family Lands

Wyoming students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are using Landsat images to gauge and improve lands owned by their families.

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Apr 4, 2019How Looking for Clouds Helped Forecast Global Food Production

It started as an algorithm to detect clouds in satellite imagery, but now the software is being used for everything from increasing food security in the developing world to guiding futures trading on Wall Street.

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Apr 1, 2019New Technologies for Range and Pasture Management

The Landsat-based Rangeland Analysis Platform and Green-Cast are valuable tools for ranchers adaptively managing their land.

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Dec 14, 2018Mapping Water Use Nationwide With Landsat

USGS EROS scientists are leveraging the capability and history of Landsat along with weather data to map landscape-wide water consumption.

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Dec 13, 2018Landsat Thermal Data Provides Insight to Vintners

Landsat thermal bands allow for the measurement of water use and moisture status at the management scale.

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Dec 13, 2018The Shifting Irrigation Patterns of the U.S. High Plains Aquifer

A new method to use the full Landsat archive to produce annual maps of irrigated area over the High Plains Aquifer in the central United States.

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Dec 11, 2018Improving Water Resource Management in the Great Plains

Making annual high-resolution agricultural subsurface drainage maps for the Northern Great Plains regions using multiple satellite and model datasets with Google Earth Engine.

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Dec 10, 2018Towards Agricultural Sustainability of Fruit and Nut Trees in California’s Central Valley

A robust detection method to track crop cover dynamics and identify the planting year through Landsat time series data.

Landsat 8 image of New Orleans and surrounding areas
Oct 1, 2018Earth Images Enable Near-Perfect Crop Predictions

Boston-based startup TellusLabs uses Landsat and MODIS images to predict corn and soy yields with remarkable accuracy.