Precision Agriculture

Efficient and sustainable agriculture needs fresh and precise imagery for sound decisions

Small farm operators, cooperatives, large agro-holdings, agricultural land investment trusts, logistics and supply chain operators need homogeneous and reliable means to manage crops and inputs be it on their fields.

Yuma, Arizona, United States - SPOT 5 satellite image © CNES 2004

Yuma, Arizona, United States
SPOT 5 satellite image
© CNES 2004

Using high resolution imagery, inadequete irrigation or practices can be identified quickly, while intrants and other agricultural treatments can be more accurately assessed and optimized.

Based on a strong experience – of more than 15 years- in delivering Precision Agriculture Solutions for French farmers,  Airbus Defence and Space can help you in accessing right imagery at the right cultural stage time to monitor and manage your crops from planting to harvest.

Not matter what challenge you face on the field, types of soils and soil fertility, types of crops and crop distribution, agro-climatic conditions, farm management and technical practices, Airbus Defence and Space agricultural precision services will support you optimize your practices.

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FARMSTAR

Serving sustainable agriculture

Alberta, Canada - SPOT 5 satellite image, 2.5 m colour © 2005 CNES

Alberta, Canada
SPOT 5 satellite image
© 2005 CNES

FARMSTAR is a service dedicated to precision agriculture and crop management and has been supporting farmers for 15 years with their efforts to manage crops in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Developed with the Arvalis and TerresInovia Institutes, this system of crop analysis and management combines satellite imagery and agronomic expertise to supply information on the vitality and health of crops at plot scale. A real decision support tool, this advice enables more than 18,000 farmers in France to precisely manage their crop needs in terms of fertilizers and phytosanitary products. Operational for wheat since 2002, the service was extended to rapeseed in 2003 then to winter barley in 2005,and now covers 800,000 hectares.

FARMSTAR website

FARMSTAR portal

Precision Agriculture

Did you know?

In France, more than 18,000 farm operators and 800,000 ha benefits from ag precision services based on satellite imagery called FARMSTAR to manage their land more efficiently through closer control of inputs.
Visit FARMSTAR website (in French)