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Precision Agriculture Case Study from IDEAWORKS


Thanks to the significant amount of data collected from space, public domain satellites are often positioned as useful tools for monitoring crop health. But are they useful enough for farmers to ditch their more expensive drones and UAVs?

A new case study from Mohawk College’s IDEAWORKS is highlighting how open-source data could make precision agriculture more affordable, reducing the need for individual farms to make significant investments in remote monitoring- but that it is not without its limitations.

Mohawk researcher Soham Shah explored how open source data could be used in conjunction with Canadian resources such as the Canadian Crop Metrics Application to improve agricultural productivity.

The case study and full research report are available online.