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Estimating Soil Moisture with PlanetScope for Agricultural Resilience in Indonesia

Image above: PlanetScope image of rice paddies along the slopes of Mount Lawu, Indonesia taken September 17, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Along the sloping landscape of Mount Lawu in Central Java, Indonesia, farmers experience a wide variety of crop growth as a result of water availability. As […]

Observing Mixed Cover Crops from Space


Image above: PlanetScope image of crop biomass estimation site in Washington County, Mississippi taken April 9, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In agricultural fields, cover crops are planted at certain times of the year to cover up the farming soil. These plants are not set to be harvested […]

Satellite Data and Computer Vision Used to Monitor Manure from Factory Farms


Image above: PlanetScope image of manure spread over snow in Easton, Wisconsin taken February 7, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), also known as industrial-scale factory farms, raise large amounts of livestock in small confined spaces. As a consequence, these environments also generate a […]

Planet Fusion assimilated in early season prediction model of crop yield variability, supporting food security and agricultural management


With more precise agricultural data, farmers and agronomists can project seasonal yield information with greater accuracy and within more rapid timeframes. These insights can help farmers make informed decisions on how to manage their crops throughout the growing season, and this data also helps policy makers and governments drive food security efforts. […]

The Suitability of PlanetScope Imagery for Mapping Tree Plantations


Image above of rubber tree plantation taken March 8, 2022 near Danzhou, City, China. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Rubber trees are an important resource used for natural rubber and timber products globally, and rubber tree plantations can often be impacted by changing government policies and economic incentives. With […]

Understanding the Downstream Impacts of On-Farm Reservoirs


On-farm reservoirs play a critical role in crop irrigation. They store water during the wet season for subsequent use for crop irrigation during the dry season. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 2.6 million such reservoirs. However, storing this water has poorly understood impacts on downstream hydrology and ecosystems. The […]