How Does FarmLogs Provide Satellite Imagery to U.S. Farmers?

June 20, 2016

With FarmLogs Crop Health Imagery, you have access to in-season and historical satellite imagery for each of your fields.

FarmLogs Crop Health Imagery

FarmLogs Crop Health Imagery

Here are a few things to know about the benefits of satellite imagery on the farm:

  • Satellite imagery can detect subtle damage to corn and soybean leaves at a resolution finer than most people’s combines can detect yield differences.
  • With Planet's cloud filter, most of the images in your account should be cloud free. If there is an image in your account that may contain a could, you'll see a warning in the legend. If you see this message, be sure to check your true color imagery by clicking on the "Show True Color" button to confirm if what you're seeing in your image is a cloud.
  • You can use your in-season satellite imagery to spot things like nitrogen stress, moisture stress, application issues, and more.

Where do we get our satellite imagery from? 

To provide imagery to farmers across the country, FarmLogs partners with Planet, a company that was founded in 2010 by a team of ex-NASA scientists.

Planet says, 

"We are designing, building and launching satellites faster than any company or government in history. We use commodity consumer electronics to build highly capable satellites at drastically lower costs. With the most advanced satellites launching into orbit every 3-4 months, our capabilities are on the cutting edge and always advancing." 

Check out this video to learn more about Planet's approach to making global change more visible, accessible, and actionable: 



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Ashley Rutter


Ashley Rutter is the Content Marketing Writer at FarmLogs.