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Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yield


August 16, 2017

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range--from high-energy gamma rays to visible, infrared and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve complex problems. For example, satellite data is being harnessed by researchers at the University of Illinois for a more complete picture of cropland and to estimate crop yield in the U.S. Corn Belt. Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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