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The investment and ag-tech sectors’ continuing courtship of agriculture, smoldering for three or four years now, was well in evidence at the recent World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, CA. Attendance exceeded 500, highest for the event according to conference organizers.
Remote sensing technology is playing an increasingly important role in the agriculture sector. From industry consolidation to investment to business agreements, a lot of big dollar decisions are being made. But how well do you truly understand the technology around remote sensing in agriculture?
The agriculture industry is increasingly relying on remote imagery services to make timely and effective decisions in the field. According to a survey of 2015 InfoAg attendees, nearly half (47%) said that they plan to increase their investments in remote imagery services, citing real-time data and higher yields as the primary factors influencing its adoption by farmers.
For decades, scientists have known that there are ways to measure plant health through the use of multispectral photography. The idea that a plant can tell you something in a picture before you can see it with your eyes was borne out with the launch of the first land-focused satellite system — Landsat 1 — back in 1972. The concept is known as remote sensing, and it gained a lot of early attention.