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Flooded field in NE Illinois, June 20, 2019, credit: Karen Braun

In-season maps illustrate the state of crops in the US Corn Belt using machine learning methods

Sep 17, 2019

In 2019, the midwestern United States experienced major flooding in what was the wettest January-to-May period on record. The coincidence of these floods with the corn and soybean planting… Read more

Figure 6. Escaped fire in Serra Ricardo Franco State Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.

An interpretation of recent Amazon Basin fires using Remote Sensing Data

Sep 13, 2019

Agriculture practices have featured heavily in the recent controversy surrounding the recent fires in the Amazon, so teams at the University of Maryland associated with NASA Harvest have proceeded to investigate their significance and impacts. Two major threats to Amazon… Read more

crop fields

Joint Effort to Increase Water and Nutrients on South Plains Farms

Sep 12, 2019

Due to efforts led by Harvest Hub partner Dr. Varaprasad Bandaru along with his colleague Dr. Cesar Izaurralde, the… Read more

Farmers analyzing crops in field

Yield and Production Estimation of Wheat for Punjab, Pakistan

Aug 29, 2019

Punjab in Pakistan is the major food producing province and titled “bread basket” for the country’s more than 220 million people. Wheat is the major cereal crop produced in Punjab, putting Pakistan 8th among the wheat producing countries. Estimation of… Read more

Interview with farmer to understand drivers of residue burning practices.

Prasad Bandaru of Harvest Hub meets with Thailand Agencies Responsible for Controlling Agricultural Residue Burning

Aug 27, 2019

Agricultural residue burning is a serious problem facing Thailand and other countries in South and Southeast Asia. Burning of rice and sugarcane residues is one of the major factors that leads to dangerous air quality conditions in major cities of Thailand during dry… Read more