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Three Key Principles for AgTech Survival

Three Key Principles for AgTech Survival

How does AgTech survive the unpredictability of agriculture? Whether your company is expanding its services with AgTech, or it’s the core of your business, there are three key survival principles important to keep in mind.

A milestone for Sentinel-2 (and an analysis of free data)

A milestone for Sentinel-2 (and an analysis of free data)

We celebrate another milestone of the mission with ESA announcing that the Sentinel-2 mission is performing global and systematic acquisitions with 5-day revisit.

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Surprised by the 2017 US Corn Yields

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Surprised by the 2017 US Corn Yields

Based on the reports from the Geosys crop analysts, there were three key factors that attributed to the success this growing season.

The Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum

The Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum

We were honored to participate in The Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum 2017. See key points from the Connecting the Farm session and gain access to footage from the event.

3 Crop Insurance Enhancements with Satellite Technology

3 Crop Insurance Enhancements with Satellite Technology

Providing clients with advanced data and views of their fields is no longer a luxury, but an expectation that insurers use technology to help manage risk.

3 Key Principles in Ag Tech Adoption

3 Key Principles in Ag Tech Adoption

As I consider pivotal moments in Ag technology, as well as my own experiences during our 30 years of business at Geosys, I find that three key principles hold true.

GEOSYS Celebrates 30 Years

GEOSYS Celebrates 30 Years

In 1987, Damien Lepoutre – with support from the School of Agriculture of Purpan, France – officially registered GEOSYS as a company in Toulouse, France. He envisioned a company devoted entirely to agriculture by addressing business problems with remote sensing and GIS technologies.

Daily, 5m Resolution Data: GEOSYS and UrtheCast Enter Strategic Partnership

We are proud to announce GEOSYS has entered a long-term agreement with UrtheCast as the agriculture anchor customer for the UrtheDaily Constellation.

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?

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.

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.

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.