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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… 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… 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… Read more

Figure 2. Overflight conducted by manned aircraft on April 11th, 2018. After data was processed, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) maps generated for rice (a.) and corn (b.) were used to select sub-areas within each field for UAS and ground data surveying.

Texas A&M advances crop observation and yield prediction through UAS and Satellite data comparison

Sep 24, 2018

NASA Harvest partners at Texas A&M are working to evaluate the precision and suitability of rotorcraft-type small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), fixed-wing aircraft (Cessna), and satellite (accessed through the GEOGLAM and Harvest networks) for observing crop stresses… Read more

Field data

Together with FEWS NET, NASA Harvest compiles comprehensive archive of sub-national agricultural statistics

Aug 21, 2018

It may be a surprise to some that a global historical archive of official agricultural production statistics, at a sub-national level, does not already exist.  However, it does not, and that is the object of an Harvest-funded effort to locate, compile and make accessible… Read more