Daily biomass images unimpeded by cloud cover

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BASF Digital Farming GmbH, in cooperation with VanderSat, is claiming to be the first globally to commercially offer the industry access to scalable, daily biomass images unimpeded by cloud cover.

The two companies have signed a commercial agreement, which will see the integration of VanderSat’s fully operational ‘Cloud-free Biomass’ product with BASF Digital Farming’s xarvio™ FIELD MANAGER solution.

Faster access to biomass images should enable consistent monitoring of crop growth and lead to enhanced agronomic decisions, the company states.

Cloud-free Biomass is the result of close collaboration and testing by xarvio and VanderSat teams over the past two years. The new product was tested in Germany, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Canada and Brazil during the 2019/20 growing season. 

It has a high spatial resolution (10 meters x 10 metres) and allows farmers to compare the performance of several fields over a large area, or in different growing seasons.

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