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Review finds fundamental gaps and new opportunities for world’s agricultural monitoring systems

Nov 15, 2018

The world’s agricultural monitoring systems provide up-to-date information on food production to decision makers that is crucial to global and national food security. When prices become dangerously volatile—as they did during the food price crisis of 2007-2011—these… Read more

Bill Salas presents SAR applications in crop mapping and modeling

NASA harvest partners present at the ASA-CSSA 2018 special session symposium

Nov 9, 2018

A special symposium on “Advances in the Use of Earth Observations for Crop Modeling and Monitoring for Food Security” was organized by NASA harvest partners (Dr. Chris Justice and Dr. Varaprasad Bandaru of the UMD Harvest Hub) along with Dr. Jerry Hatfield, a member… Read more

Hydrologic dataset in crop monitor viewer

Global Hydrologic dataset released

Nov 1, 2018

Harvest partner Amy McNally of NASA Goddard Hydrologic Sciences Lab and FEWS NET recently released a new, 10km global hydrologic dataset derived from CHIRPS rainfall… Read more

Workshop participants pause in front of WISE-Futures at NM-AIST

A new partnership to deploy sustainable hi-tech automated agro-meteorological stations for improved Ag-decisions in East Africa

Oct 25, 2018

The Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is working to improve agricultural decision-making.  MoA has been working with the University of Maryland since 2014 to use remote sensing data and information to report on crop conditions, using the Tanzania GEOGLAM Crop Monitor… Read more

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… Read more