Satellite images provide overview, show patterns and allow estimation of in-field heterogeneity. Thus, these images can support the farmer in his decision making process.
By using satellite data, a field-specific crop vigor analysis can be done to derive a site characterization. This allows an estimation of the possible economic benefits of future application of precision farming techniques.
Parameters which can‘t be directly observed with remotely sensed data like dry biomass and grain yield are modeled by TalkingFields using a crop growth model which uses remotely sensed data as up-to-date spatial input.
Yield modeling gives an early overview over the canopy development within fields and results in a realistic prognosis of the final yield.
In this area VISTA cooperates with FarmFacts (formerly known as Landdata Eurosoft). Detailed information about the joint projects can be found at TalkingFields.
Here, only a few examples for applications will be shown to give a first impression of the possibilities remote sensing has to offer for Smart Farming.