Satellite Based Crop Health Monitoring
“Why wait for crop to fail when you can detect the problems earlier.”
1. Crop Health Monitoring
Farmers can select their field and identify the regions of the field at which the crop growth is not normal. Upon identifying that region of their fields, they can simply pay a visit to that part of the field and identify if the problem has already started. If it has not, the farmer can take preventive remedies by applying more fertilizers, plant growth regulators etc. If the problem has already started, they can simply explain their problem to Farmonaut’s crop issue identification system and get real-time govt. approved remedies. For the same, our system provides two different sets of images. One set of images provide crop health status if your crop is in the early stage of growth and the second set of images provided crop health status if your crop is in the later stage of growth.
Read More in Detail on these links.
Early Stage Crop Health: https://farmonaut.com/blogs/remote-sensing/normalized-difference-vegetation-index-ndvi/
Later Stage Crop Health: https://farmonaut.com/blogs/remote-sensing/ndvi-vs-ndre-and-their-applications-in-agriculture/
2. Vegetation Water Level Monitoring
Vegetation cover on the earth’s surface undergoes severe stress during a drought. If affected areas are not identified in time, entire crops may be damaged. Hence, the early detection of water stress can prevent many of the negative impacts on crops. Vegetation Water Level Imagery provided by Farmonaut can help control irrigation, significantly improving agriculture, especially in areas where meeting the need for water is difficult.
Read more in detail on this link: https://farmonaut.com/blogs/remote-sensing/normalized-difference-water-index-ndwi/
Using automated crop monitoring service, farmers will automatically receive a. crop health report and b. vegetation water level report from latest satellite imagery every 5-10 days. They will also be updated with near real-time weather report of their field from the nearest weather station. They can put multiple fields for monitoring from their profile as well.The satellite imagery is updated every 5- 10 days and has a resolution of 10 meters. For this technology to be useful to farmers, we need at least 2 hectares of the land to be monitored.
The future objective is to include as many satellite constellations into the framework as possible and reduce the imagery update time and spatial resolution as well.
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