Learn how Pasture.io uses satellites to measure pasture growth on farms across the world.
No need to manually measure pastures anymore with hands-off pasture measuring. Our advanced technology combines data sources in a machine-learning environment to provide accurate measurements of pasture growth rates and quantity. The key components are Paddock Activities, Satellite Images, and Local Weather, which work together to surpass the limitations of satellite imagery. Automation ensures timely and valuable results, generating pasture covers, growth rates, and leaf emergence twice a day. Join the farming revolution with Pasture.io.
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We've got some exciting news for you - there's no need to walk or drive your farm weekly to measure your pastures anymore! With hands-off pasture measuring, you can sit back and let the technology do the work for you. Let's dive into the three important parts of this innovative solution.
We've got you covered when it comes to hands-off pasture measuring. With our advanced technology, we combine a variety of data sources in a machine-learning environment to provide you with accurate measurements of pasture growth rates and quantity. All you have to do is sit back and let the information come to your computer.
Let's take a closer look at how these sources work together to provide you with accurate measurements of pasture growth rates and quantity.
1. Paddock Activities
One of the key components to remote pasture measuring is Paddock Activities. It's important to note that satellite images alone have limitations, but we have the solution.
It's worth noting that satellite pasture measuring services, such as LIC Space and Pastures from Space (PfS+), may encounter difficulties when dealing with pasture covers greater than 2500KgDM/ha or targeting lower residuals below 2000KgDM/ha.
Satellite image of a dairy farm (Robin Hill, our founder's family farm) showing the variance in pasture cover within each paddock.
What sets us apart from other satellite pasture measuring services is our integration of Paddock Activities. By incorporating grazing events, fertiliser applications, and paddock profiling, we are able to provide the most accurate satellite pasture measuring service available.
Keeping your paddock activities up to date is easy and manageable. It's as simple as recording where your livestock will graze on a whiteboard for everyone to see. We've got your back and are here to help you every step of the way.
The best way to get satellite pasture measuring to hum is to enter paddock activities such as grazing and fert events into the app regularly.
2. Satellite Images
Satellite imagery plays a crucial role in providing accurate measurements of pasture growth rates and quantity through our machine-learning environment.
It's a common misconception that satellite imagery alone can accurately measure pasture covers, but that's not the case.
While satellite imagery does have its limitations, as discussed earlier under Paddock Activities, we have found ways to overcome them by incorporating additional data pieces like a puzzle. This allows us to provide the most accurate satellite pasture measuring service available.
Daily leaf emergence is generated alongside pasture covers and growth rates in Pasture.io.
3. Local Weather
Another important factor in remote pasture measuring is Local Weather information! This information is essential for feeding the models and accurately predicting pasture growth rates.
By combining local weather information with paddock activities and satellite imagery, we are able to surpass the limitations of satellite imagery and provide exceptional pasture measuring results. It's as easy as that!
The fourth piece to Pasture.io's satellite pasture measuring is AUTOMATION.
You see, gone are the days of laborious weekly farm walks and hello to an automated service where you don't need to step foot into a paddock.
Local weather information automatically streams into the app and used in the pasture models.
Our service downloads all information required. Information includes your local weather information, satellite images, and your paddock activities. It then combines this information in proprietary models and generates the results that yield many farmers' profits.
Twice a day, in the evening and early morning, the models run. These models look for all the latest information and generate pasture covers, growth rates and leaf emergence for each paddock.
5. Summing Up
With all the bits of information, we collect automatically and run the models multiple times a day. We do this on infrastructure that is closest to our farmers to deliver timely and valuable results.
Sounds simple, right? Well, not exactly - this has taken years of collaboration with leading farmers, institutions, and industry bodies while fostering long-lasting partnerships to develop a service that continues to produce outstanding results in the satellite pasture measuring space.
Be a Pioneer and join the farming revolution today or read about the accuracy of Pasture.io's satellite measurements here.