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Many technologies now exist to monitor land at a range from scales, from hand-held sensors and simple cameras, through tractor mounted sensors, drones, aeroplanes through to satellites.

Simple vegetation indices like NDVI are readily available from multiple places, especially now that free satellite data is now available from the EU Copernicus program's Sentinel 1 & Sentinel 2 satellites. 

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) supports development of Earth Observation services in the UK, the European Space Agency (ESA) across Europe. 

 

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This Livestock and Pasture study is part of the wider UKRI STFC-funded EO4Agroclimate programme.  

Agriculture now generates vast amounts of data of different types and at different scales. The ownership, access, control, sharing, value, permissioning, intergration, security, safeguarding and sovereignty of this data represent multiple challenges and opportunities for the sector.

The standard way to measure and monitor soils has been through soils samples taken to 15-30cm in representative W patterns. A range of technologies are now available commercially and in development to provide higher resolution data across a wider range of metrics. This page provides a space to share and discuss the available and coming tools, services and technologies.

Paper in Agronomy, 2021 by Jason B. Cho, Joseph Guinness Tulsi Kharel, Ángel Maresma, Karl J

Lots of exciting companies, organisations and networks are working to develop agri-tech solutions

Pioneering innovation, technology and precision engineering for UK farming. 

BEIS and STFC supported programme aiming to explore the opportunities for Earth Observation to provide solutions for agriculture and climate change, through collaborations between the UK and Australia.

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Remote sensing solution for Crop Intelligence

Pasture Optimisation for Resilience and Livelihoods (PASTORAL) will work with farmers to co-design a new digital platform to help improve data to inform on-farm decision making to increase farm productivity and carbon efficiency using satellite data to plan pasture management.    

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ipaast-czo: Interoperable Precision Agricultural and Archaeological Sensing Technologies Remote and near-surface sensing technologies such as satellite imaging, UAV imaging, and geophysical survey are used in the practice of precision agriculture to support farmers and land managers to make data-driven management decisions. Archaeologists use many of these same sensing technologies to investigate the buried evidence for past human activities and make this evidence for the heritage of agricultural landscapes visible. Fundamentally, practitioners and researchers in both precision agriculture and archaeology are invested in developing a better understanding of soil conditions and their impacts on plant development by using advanced sensing technologies and related analytical methods. Consequently, there is a vast, untapped potential for sharing data and analytical approaches, enabling new research in both domains at an unprecedented scale and level of detail, leading to enhanced interpretations of the character of the agricultural landscape.    

Mercury Environmental Systems Ltd. is a commercial organisation developing value-added applications from space-based data. The company’s core offering is the provision of data to aid farming, ecological and environmental decision-making, which is produced via a crop model that is constrained by satellite data. 

We help our customers understand, monitor and predict the environment – agriculture, land, and climate risks are our particular focus areas.

Precision farming software and services integrating layers of data.

Map of crop type for every field in the UK since 2016, produced by CEH & RSAC. 

Combining space and agricultural expertise for the UK to become the global leader in connectivity enabled agriculture and supply chain research, products, and services.

Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production from EU ERA-NET programme

Article posted on Agrimetrics website June 2022: What doe

Useful advice leaflet from Scotland's Farm Advice Service on drones/UAVs and their application in

Article in Remote Sensing about estimating wheat yields from satellite data:

You need to measure to be able to manage. Yet most farms for most crops don't have a systematic approach to monitoring their crops through the season. This means we lose the opportunity to compare across fields, farms and years. There are now a suite of technologies to sense crops and the ability to share data across farms, providing the opportunity to learn what works on-farm.

The INNO-VEG project aims to increase the speed and uptake of innovation in the field vegetable and potato sectors by: Defining and implementing a new approach for delivering cost-effective research. Establishing a cross border innovation network which will create the framework conditions for innovation to facilitate uptake of the new approach.

Crop canopy sensing – your virtual farm walk?

CEH

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Measurement and forecasting of weather is a major interest in agriculture

Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd (RSAC) specialises in agricultural and forestry applications of remote sensing.  

TO INNOVATE FOR A BETTER WORLD, EMPOWERED BY SPACE.   

Corteva is a global R&D focused agribusiness

My name is Kevin Milner and I would like to take this opportunity of introducing you to the services I offer as a specialist Farming and Estate Photographer. I am a fully qualified and CAA licensed Drone operator, and you can see examples of my work at www.kevinmilnercountryside.co.uk.

Digital agriculture is no longer a trend, but has arrived on many fields & farms across the globe. SKYFLD supports you with planning and monitoring your crops, production of high-quality food with a focus on sustainability, and strengthening your ecological and economic balance sheet.

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally

Environment Systems is an environmental and agricultural data consultancy. We are trusted providers of evidence and insight to governments and industry across the world.

The INNO-VEG project is

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