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Figure 1. Estimated crop growth stages in Corn for 2015 in Nebraska

PhenoCrop framework to estimate crop physiological growth stages

Oct 19, 2018

Accurate and timely estimates of crop physiological growth stages are essential for efficient crop management and precise modeling of agricultural systems. Response of crops to various stress conditions varies with crop growth stage. Because of this, crop growth stages have been increasingly… Read more

S. Saskun at GEO-UA 2018

Harvest partner presents in Ukraine at GEO-UA 2018

Oct 12, 2018

NASA Harvest partner Sergii Skakun participated in the 6th GEO-UA International Conference “Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security”, held on 18-19 September 2018 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

This year the GEO-UA Conference… Read more

MODIS on Terra Satellite

Winter Cereals Maps developed by Harvest UMD Hub and Buenos Aires Grain Exchange Featured in Argentinian Newspaper La Nacion

Oct 9, 2018

Multi-year (2001-2017) winter cereal maps for Argentina created by Harvest partners Sergii Skakun (UMD Harvest Hub, Associate Research Professor) and Esteban Copati (Buenos Aires Grain Exchange) using NASA's MODIS… Read more

Imperial Valley

We've Changed our Name: EOFSAC is now Harvest

Oct 5, 2018

When you’re a farmer, and you use objective, accurate, and actionable information to sow your seeds, your yield is greater. Your crop is stronger. Your harvest is more bountiful.

EOFSAC is now Harvest, because we’re focused on outcomes—for decision makers, for the food supply, for the… Read more

Economists are using satellite data to help refine market prices of important crops.

How Drought Affects Crop Prices

Oct 1, 2018

A prolonged heatwave in northern Europe created havoc in the summer of 2018. Sweden was blazing with uncharacteristic wildfires; swaths of the United Kingdom turned brown; and Germany endured a summer-long drought. Now, experts say the prolonged hot and dry conditions affected this year's… Read more