We detect cover crop at scale in under an hour
As one of our sustainability services.
Soil erosion is a naturally occurring, gradual process where the impact of water or wind removes soil particles. In agriculture, soil erosion refers to the wearing away of the field’s topsoil. This takes with it important nutrients required by agricultural crops such as corn and Soybean, to grow sufficiently in season.
Planting cover crop provides protection for the soil surface. This slows the velocity of rainfall and forms a canopy from wind. The vast network of roots from the cover crop help bind together the soil elements. Therefore, keeping the enrichment of the soil good for the next few years.
Historically, tillage (ploughing) has been a means of managing this. However, this releases CO2 into the environment, contributing to climate change effects.
Planting cover crops and reducing tillage are just a few ways that sustainability can be achieved within agriculture, to become more resilient to climate risks. Farmers are now incentivised to participate in more sustainable farming practices.
The world population is increasing rapidly and the requirements on the Agri-food industry are dependable on the production of food.
By further expanding our sustainability services to detect cover crops – we are able to support the Agri-food sector in monitoring these additional farming practices.