Remote Sensing for Sustainable Agriculture

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Remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technologies are being used all across the world to help attain sustainable agriculture. As per Wikipedia, “Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. In modern usage, the term generally refers to the use of aerial sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth (both on the surface, and in the atmosphere and oceans) by means of propagated signals (e.g. electromagnetic radiation emitted from aircraft or satellites).” Availability of earth observation data enables us to take a step in the direction of sustainable agriculture in a number of ways. By identifying wastelands we can increase the area under agriculture. Moreover due to more site specific information, it also helps increase the area under high yielding varieties. It also helps identify irrigation potential and preserve eco-diversity. Remote sensing has a long history…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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