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Bringing satellite data to farmers

24 May 2017

ESA and BayWa AG are joining forces in an effort to advance the use of satellite data in farming.

The collaboration aims to optimise the use of satellite data in farming and to assess the benefit to farmers with the overall aim of improving farming practices, water resource efficiency and crop yield.

ESA will provide technical expertise about how to access and interpret data from satellites such as the fleet of Sentinels for Europe's Copernicus programme. In particular, Sentinel-2 is providing images that can distinguish between different crop types and be used to monitor plant growth.
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