Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Rick Welder
From imagery and data to knowledge and decision-making, Airbus provides technologies for Agriculture including: imagery planning and collection from the fleet of Airbus satellites, Airbus Field Maps, processing satellite imagery into unrivalled, reliable mapping of vegetation status served via API, as well as customized imagery and data solutions. This presentation will highlight these capabilities and also demonstrate how Airbus currently provides actionable intelligence for Precision Agriculture, as well as a glimpse of what’s on the horizon with Airbus Aerial.
Airbus was the first company to provide commercial satellite imagery services in 1986 with SPOT 1 and has over 30 years’ experience utilizing imagery for Agriculture. Today Airbus provides integrated technologies to provide guaranteed monitoring across multiple platforms including satellites and UAVs along with automated processing solutions.
Consumers want to know more than just that their food is safe, but also that the air, soil, and water around farms are being protected to the greatest extent possible. Enterprise food producers, conservations groups, and consumers have coined this approach "sustainability".
For COOPs, farmers, and food producers, sustainability means more paper work, but that does not have to mean significantly more work. Come hear how technology can take the farming data you are already capturing and help reduce the load of sustainability capturing, verification, and filing.
Agriculture is not getting any easier. With many of the problems of the past still present, the constant stream of new technology results in a host of new issues (and confusion) for farmers. A lot of that new technology is focused on collecting more data, but organizing that data, sharing it, and extracting value from it can be difficult. In this crowded technology landscape, if farmers don’t quickly see the value, they will not engage. In this session, ag software experts Devon Liss and Elliott Marsh will review these issues and explore some of the ways these challenges are being resolved today to create value for farmers and their advisors within Trimble Ag Software.
Increasing the efficiency of nutrient application and maximising yield are key to the efficient use of land, but must be traded against other operational costs. This talk describes an approach adopted by Cambridge Consultants for nitrogen detection which is fast enough to enable both measurement and application on the same pass. We will discuss the methods employed to reach the required detection rate and the remaining challenges to be tackled.