By partnering with Planet, an aerospace and data analytics company, Farmers Edge will offer satellite images more frequently—every one to three days. Planet says they have the highest number of available satellites, which means even with potential cloud cover farmers should still receive images frequently and at a high enough resolution to identify potential issues. Farmers Edge will combine the satellite images with analytics software to assist farmers during the growing season.
“What we’re finding is with higher resolution and frequency we can ID where there is insect damage in crops’ early stages, which could tell farmers if they need to replant,” says Wade Barnes, president and CEO of Farmers Edge. “We can also identify fertilizer stripping, which can be used to adjust fertilizer application later and save yield.”
Farmers Edge costs $2 to $4.50 per acre depending on the level of service. For more details, visit www.farmersedge.ca.