We accurately detect tillage activity
At scale to support sustainable agriculture.
Tillage, used in agriculture, is the preparation and turning of soil for planting and the cultivation of soil after planting.
The process of tilling has been used for generations for effective weed and pest control as well as preparing a field for seeding.
Tillage can however increase surface nutrient runoff, soil erosion, effect drainage and release unwanted organic carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This is said to be attributing to the effect of climate change.
Many agricultural practises have a detrimental effect on climate change, some of which we can see for ourselves. Agricultural Sustainability is high on the agenda for many governments worldwide as they try to slow down the effects of climate change.
The Biden Administration and other governments are looking to incentivise landowners to monitor and limit the use of tilling to encourage carbon emission reductions.
Reducing tillage and replacing with planting Cover Crop is a simple yet effective way to reduce CO2 emissions. Therefore, moving towards more sustainable agriculture practices whilst earning a revenue stream from doing so.
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.
If you have a farming practice which maintains yields while increasing environmental goods and benefits then this can be said to be sustainable agriculture.
In order to maintain sustainable agriculture, practises need to be monitored on a large scale in order for the incentive system to work. Our focus on sustainability has led to the development of services specifically targeted at monitoring farmer practises, such as Tillage.
Using SAR led analysis we can provide verification from county to field level tillage or no-tillage activity within the hour. We provide accurate near real time or historical data analysis, to support the crop insurance and agri-food industries address climate change.