Agriculture

SATELLITES MONITORING AGRICULTURE

SATELLITES CAN…
WeatherWeather forecasting satellites are in geostationary orbit. It takes three satellites to give global coverage.
SensorMeasureEarth Observation satellites continually monitor different parts of the Earth’s surface, providing ongoing information of its changing activities.
CropSatellites provide farmers with meteorological, communications, navigation and Earth Observation data to help them stay connected.
Natural HabitatsFarmers can obtain satellite images of their fields and crops which help them to identify the optimum time to fertilise and harvest their fields.
MapUp-to-date maps allow farmers to adapt to changing conditions.
tractorFarm machinery uses the data from GNSS satellites to navigate autonomously over pre-defined routes across a field. This is critical to reducing the compaction of the soil.
AlertEarth Observation satellites provide information related to crop health and growth. This data, combined with the data from navigation satellites, enable farmers to spray agrochemicals onto the areas that need it.
WaterSatellites can measure depth, salinity of water, and identify new possible reserves.
CropThe agricultural sector is embracing new technologies and techniques to maximise agricultural output to feed an increasing population.  Satellites provide critical information across the growing season that when used correctly with other data sources (e.g. climate, soils) can be used to predict yield.
Measure WaterCrop growth can be hindered by disease and pest pressures during its growth cycle. Early detection is critical to ensuring the right intervention through the application of crop protection chemicals. Satellites monitor variations in the canopy, indicative of stress and disease.
AlgaeSatellites can measure the chemicals produced by crops, alerting farmers if something is wrong. 
seedlingCrop growth dictates when a farmer should apply fertiliser. Through the use of satellite data, fields can be routinely monitored across the life cycle of a crop, providing farmers with the optimum time to use fertilisers.

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70%

OF WATER USAGE GLOBALLY IS ACCOUNTED FOR BY AGRICULTURE

71%

OF THE UK

17.2 MILLION

HECTARES USED FOR AGRCULTURE

6.28 MILLION

HECTARES CROPPABLE AREA

CROPS
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PERMANENT GRASS
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TEMPORARY GRASS
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COMMON ROUGH GRAZING
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169.7M POULTRY
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14.3M SHEEP
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9.8M CATTLE
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4.8M PIGS
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60% OF UK FARMERS USE PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNIQUES

PRECISION FARMING INCREASES YIELD BY:


15%

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