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Copernicus Sentinel-2 leads precision farming into new era

14 June 2018

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The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are supplying unprecedented views of Earth, mainly providing information for agricultural and forestry practices and helping to manage food security. But how are they making a difference to farmers in particular?

Jointly operated by Airbus Defence and Space and their agronomic partners, Arvalis and Terres Inovia (the French crop technical institutes, respectively in charge of cereals and oilseed crops), FARMSTAR is a precision agriculture service that provides farmers in France with recommendation maps for various crop inputs (fertilizers, growth regulator, etc.) from satellite images.

Source: ESA

Image credit: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)/processed by Airbus DS and Arvalis - FARMSTAR recommendation product

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