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Understanding and Evaluating Satellite Remote Sensing Technology in Agriculture

According to AgFunder, investments in agriculture technology reached $4.6B in 2015, supporting an influx of technology providers in agriculture – particularly as it relates to optical remote sensing of crops.

Breaking the Roadblocks to Precision Ag Innovation

A CropLife article titled Roadblocks To Precision Ag Innovation recently caught our attention. Editor Paul Schrimpf discusses some challenges he faced involving farmers in the PrecisionAg Innovation Series event and relates it to the challenges of pushing more innovations to farmers.

4 Trends from InfoAg 2016

This year, the InfoAg conference was held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. The two events bring together academics and scientists from around the world in addition to agronomists and large growers.

3 Points on Big Data

Big data is a big deal. And understandably so – it is changing virtually every aspect of our lives. And agriculture is no exception. We get this. We do it. Everyday. GEOSYS makes close to 1 petabyte (PB) of satellite imagery data available, live, real-time. That’s the equivalent to 1,000,000 pickup trucks filled with paper that you can search through in milliseconds.

Drones: What Are They Good For?

While many in the business of satellite-based remote sensing would like you to believe the answer to that question is “not much,” GEOSYS has the benefit of nearly 30 year of experience in the industry – and confidence in its own abilities – to take a more objective look at the technology.

Getting Beyond the Hype

A whitepaper released today titled Beyond the Hype: How Agricultural Technology Wins Customers and Creates Value explores the adoption challenges that agtech companies face with their farmer customers, and the go-to-market strategy implications for new and developing technologies.

Can Farming be Prescribed?

A recent Reuters article titled Digital farming could spell shake-up for crop chemicals sector considers how new technology affects the amount of inputs growers use and highlights a number of digital farming providers who “all aim to provide farmers with individualized prescriptions on how to work each field down to a fraction of an acre.” This begs the question: is farming something that can be prescribed and executed at this level of granularity?

Weather Stations: Phase 1

As we enter the growing season, the team at GEOSYS continues to establish weather stations across the globe for the first phase of integration with Pessl Instruments.

A turning point for Crop Insurance management in Russia

NAAI - the single nationwide association of insurers in Russia, counting 18 ag insurance companies - initiates new practices and confirms its partnership with GEOSYS™ to support this historical change.

Gary Holmes joins GEOSYS as Director of Data Sourcing and Sales

GEOSYS has recently announced expansion of its global leadership team to support its growth strategy. Additionally, GEOSYS is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Holmes as Director of Data Sourcing and Sales.

A promising year for Australian agriculture; Agronomists and farmers keep their eyes turned to remote sensing technology

GEOSYS attended the Grains Research update in Adelaide, Wagga Wagga and Bendigo this month, organized by the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC).

Farmers looking to agronomists to be digital farming experts

GEOSYS has been busy these last few weeks attending the Precision Ag Innovation Series in St Louis, MO, the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, SK and the United Suppliers Technology Exchange in Dallas, TX.

GEOSYS Integrates New Satellite Imagery from Sentinel-2A

GEOSYS is excited to be one of the first companies to introduce Sentinel-2A satellite imagery through its Farmsat™ mapping application and Croptical™ monitoring application.

The Benefit of Vegetative Crop Imagery

A common question we hear is “what is the real value of NDVI-based vegetative imagery?” It’s a fair question when some in the industry are giving away the data for free.