Forest and Fields, July 18, 2016

agtech Blog Posts

Analyzing the Impact of Agricultural Activity on Ecosystems

Stories

How a Multi-Stakeholder Project, MOCUPP, is Advancing Costa Rica Towards Sustainable Practices to Protect the Country’s Biodiversity Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places in the world, containing nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. As a result, its ecosystem provides a range of services including wood and timber, plants, […]

Executing a Successful Growing Season Using Satellite Imagery

Stories

With the growing season well underway, growers are busy assessing the progress of their crops and considering where and how they need to adjust resources and strategies to optimize their yields. As in the beginning of the growing season, remote sensing data can provide tremendous value to growers, ensuring healthy yields at harvest […]

Planet and Farmers Edge Agree to New Contract to Power Sustainable and Profitable Farming

News

We’re thrilled to announce that Planet has signed a new, three-year, non-exclusive contract with Farmers Edge, a valued customer since 2017. Through this partnership, Farmers Edge will process Planet’s satellite data with its proprietary algorithms, integrate it into other field-centric datasets, then distribute to thousands of customers and partners in the agriculture […]

Solinftec and Planet Partner to Provide Real-Time Agronomic Insights

News

Solinftec will now incorporate Planet satellite data into their platform to guide crop management decisions made by farmers and agricultural retailers. Solinftec’s platform provides their users with agronomic insights while on-the-job, helping to inform complex, daily farm activities and ag retailer services. Incorporating Planet imagery will add a new layer of vital […]

Leveraging Planet Satellite Imagery to Improve Irrigation Intelligence

News

Water plays a critical role in sustainable agriculture production and food security worldwide. However, with the world population expected to grow to over 10 billion people by 2050, coupled with climate change, competition for water resources is rapidly increasing, having a particular impact on agriculture. Manna Irrigation, an Ag-Tech company that provides […]

How Granular Delivers Fast, Frequent, In-Field Insights to Farmers

Stories

As farms continue to digitize their operations, farmers are increasingly able to blend intuition and expertise with data from new sensors that capture subtle changes in the field. Planet’s long-standing partner Granular is at the forefront of this agtech revolution, building new analytic tools to help farmers increase yields and manage risk […]

Agtech Startups Continue to Scale Globally with Planet Imagery

Tech

The key to a startup’s success is growth. To achieve that, you need a foundation that is scalable. Planet’s constellation of Earth-observation satellites is imaging the entire Earth every day, unlocking unlimited potential and providing the needed foundation for agricultural technology (agtech) startups. The agtech sector is showing continued momentum in 2019, […]

How Satellites Can Help Remote Farmers Gain Access to Finance

Tech

Farmers need access to finance to invest in their farms, boost yields and income, and protect their growing business. However, when it comes to agriculture, financial institutions are often far from the customers they serve. And the more remote the farmer, the more remote their chances of getting the loans and insurance […]

The Top Global Trends Driving the Fourth Agricultural Revolution

Stories

Co-written with Deepthi Shankar Technological innovations are beginning to transform every link in the food chain, from seed to fork. In developed countries, digital technologies and analytics are making farm operations more insight-driven and efficient. Here are the five global trends catalyzing digital transformation in agriculture. Rising population and resulting increase in […]

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