Tagged by: agriculture

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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