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. We accurately detect these activities to help support sustainable agriculture.
In February 2021 the USDA reported a 50% increase in the use of cover crop on U.S cropland between 2012 and 2017. This increase in part came from increased financial and technical assistance from Federal and State conservation programs.
Our cover crop detection across many U.S states, supports a continued increase in the use of cover crop from 2019-2021.
What is sustainable agriculture?
Sustainable agriculture is farming in a suitable way that meets the needs of society’s current food and textile needs without compromising the needs of future generations. It must nurture healthy ecosystems and support the sustainable management of land, water and natural resources, while ensuring world food security. If a farming practice maintains yields while increasing environmental goods and benefits then this can be said to be sustainable agriculture.