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

June 20, 2016

If you're a FarmLogs Crop Manager user, you have access to in-season and historical satellite imagery for each of your fields.

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A look inside FarmLogs Crop Manager. To see your imagery, simply log into your account and select which field you want to see imagery for.  You'll be presented with a range of images for that field from this season and last season.

Not yet a FarmLogs Crop Manager user? 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.
  • If one of our satellites is able to capture an image of your field that is at least 75% clear of cloud cover, we'll deposit the new image into your FarmLogs account with 72 hours.
  • You can use your in-season satellite imagery to spot things like nitrogen stress, moisture stress, application issues, and more.
  • We have satellite imagery for each of your fields dating back to 2009; it allows us to provide you with our most popular monitoring tools, including Crop Health Alerts, Nitrogen Monitoring, and Variable Rate Prescriptions.

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

Author

Ashley Rutter is the Content Marketing Writer at FarmLogs.