With we put your farm on the automatic pilot! 

Agricultural advisory by remote sensing

The main objective of this service is to improve the decision-making process at farm level. It is based on localized identification and treatment of plant growth limiting factors identified in the field with the analysis and weekly interpretation of satellite multispectral images.

                                                                                                                   dipl. eng. Aurelian Relu Palade

With weekly images taken and analyzed from 1 to 3 commercial satellites, farmers will be guided to detect areas in  crops with problems, and optimize their efforts to identify them. Whatever the cause for which part of the surface of an agricultural crop does not develop normally (phytopathogenic agents, competing insects, nutritional deficiencies, adverse environmental conditions), satellite images will accurately indicate the crop areas to be inspected in order to correct diagnosis and the application of appropriate technological measures. The advantage of this method is the reduction of agricultural areas treated with fertilizers, biostimulators and pesticides, which are applied only in problematic areas, identified by the analysis of satellite multispectral images. The most popular remote detection method for identifying problematic agricultural areas is called NDVI. NDVI helps to detect the vigor of plants, which characterizes their health and resistance.

With the analysis and interpretation of multispectral satellite imagery, we evaluate biomass throughout the growing season of an agricultural crop and provide prescription satellite maps to optimize foliar application of nitrogen. However, the accuracy and reliability of nitrogen detection in different crops still need to be validated due to the biological complexity and the environment.

Besides NDVI, our customers also benefit from multispectral satellite imagery that provides additional field performance information. The soil moisture index and moisture content of the plant leaf mesophyll (NDWI) are just two of the parameters that give a clear picture of the moisture resources available to plants, as well as the tolerance of crops to thermal and water stress.

Many experts believe that agriculture will soon become fully automated, benefiting from high production levels due to increased farm productivity. Although satellites play an important role in the future of precision farming, this is not the only technology needed to put a farm on an automated pilot.

With our help, farmers can monitor the field performance weekly using satellite imagery and additional information we have obtained by conducting field inspections on site and issuing technical reports to the farm management team. This service will allow farmers to compare large-scale agricultural land and identify fields that behave identically under the action of various technologies to implement the best treatments.

We are alongside the farmer until the correct diagnosis of the limiting factors delineated in the field and we provide the technical consultancy necessary for the integrated management of the agricultural crops.