Satellite images obtained from sensors on satellites orbiting the planet are a pivotal part of the digital revolution that farming is going through. They allow real-time decisions to be made at a global scale and at local level. Farmers can grow more with less, optimizing inputs, reducing nutrient run-off and efficiently scaling farming practices.
Using this technology, anomalies can be detected both in the plants and in the soil and water resources, calculating different vegetation indices which are the main plant health indicators in a plantation. These indices can be used to carry out different analyses which can help the farmer make the best decisions for the crop.
Vegetation indices are algorithms developed to analyze satellite images that identify crop variations, providing different kinds of information, such as measuring crop vigor, controlling water stress and scheduling or monitoring the application of inputs. This makes it possible to eliminate potential threats quickly.