INFORMATION LEVEL 3: Satellite imagery helping farmers

Putting satellite data into the hands of farmers

The boundary between art and science. Crops (the red area on the left), rivers (in the centre area), bushland (black) and less vegetated areas (green on the right) in 74×54 kms of Western Australia. Credit: European Space Agency.

There’s a high-tech tool increasingly available to farmers from Australia to Africa – remote sensing data from satellites. And they don’t even have to leave the paddock.

We’re mapping 1.7 million Australian paddocks from space

CSIRO use used satellite imagery to identify the boundaries of Australian paddocks from space. It will help farmers save time mapping paddocks each growing season.

Improving crop projections in a warmer world

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