Better yields thanks to satellites
Satellite images show precisely how much seed should be sown and where. This innovation helps farmers achieve higher yields – and Italy’s largest dairy farm already counts on it for sowing its corn.
Drones, satellites, data: What precision farming is all about
Whether varying the amount of seed sown, monitoring plant growth or determining the ideal time for harvesting: Farmers increasingly base their decisions on big data and high-definition images. Satellites and drones supply photos that deliver objective and precise information on how much fertilizer is needed, possible infestation by pests or the soil’s water content. “All that makes a contribution to resource-saving agriculture – and that’s one of our key objectives,” says KWS’ expert Mark Bieri.