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NDVI – Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that can be used to analyze remote sensing measurements, typically but not necessarily from a space platform, and assess whether the target being observed contains live green vegetation or not.

By | 2018-01-18T19:33:14+00:00 January 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Precision Agriculture

POSTED ON JANUARY 6, 2014 BY BEN BOUGHTON Technology in farming is constantly evolving. Collecting accurate, reliable georeferenced (location in terms of GPS coordinates) data is essential to capitalise on technologies such as variable rate application of chemicals and fertiliser and aid in crop monitoring at a level once not imagined. Some current forms of [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:33:14+00:00 January 6th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Japan: Aomori apples to get barcodes that show individual fruit’s history

Japan’s Aomori Prefecture produces almost all of the apples that are sent out-of-country for export. In a time when there is a clamor for safer food – especially from Japan – the Aomori prefectural government and local apple farmers have found an ingenious way to use the Quick Response barcode system, better known as QR [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:33:14+00:00 December 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

SUBMITTED BY LESTER R. BROWN ON WED, 12/04/2013 Lester R. Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute. Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We drink on average four liters of water per day, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T19:33:14+00:00 April 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments