AgroHelper launches a web application providing satellite imagery and actionable insights to farmers and their advisors. The data is collected by the Sentinel satellites, operated within the framework of Copernicus - the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme. Access to satellite images is not reserved for public institutions and large farming operations anymore. Thanks to technology innovation, satellite data is now both accessible and affordable.
The coverage is global.
The spatial resolution is 10 to 20 meters per pixel, depending on the specific band.
Images are available with approximately 5-day revisit frequency.
Users can access a historical archive going back to March 2017.
Working with AgroHelper Satellites requires nothing, but a computer connected to the internet. The farmer does not need any prior technical knowledge, training or additional information. Satellites provide consistent results at an unprecedented scale.
AgroHelper is built for small-scale and family farmers
No matter how small the land size is, AgroHelper satellites will help you gain time and save money. To start using the platform, farmers need only to be naturally curious about new technology. And we are not in doubt that there are many tech savvy farmers. Successful farmers have always been on the look for new technology that could help them be more productive. Since the first agricultural revolution began approximately 12,000 years ago, growers are searching for better ways to manage their agricultural holdings. To ensure surplus for an ever-growing population, food producers have discovered more and more innovative solutions – from oxen plowing to the powerful modern tractors, innovation is the key to keep feeding humanity.
What jobs can the farmer do better with AgroHelper?
Crop scouting is necessary and takes a lot of time and resources. Access to satellite imagery will not eliminate the need to crop scout on the ground. But it will help you reduce the time and money you dedicate to this activity significantly. It also will improve your ability to “detach” from the land for extended periods and monitor any changes that require action remotely.
Early pest detection and weed control
Pests and invasive species can spread quickly and devastate farm production. With remote sensing data, you can detect them early on and act to contain the damage.
Use inputs rationally
By detecting crop health variability across the fields with precision, you’ll be able to use farming inputs rationally and spend money to treat only the areas that need it.
See more clearly the impact of production method changes
With access to satellite images, farmers can monitor the vegetation health, growth speed and density in specific test areas and compare with other parcels or historical data. You will be able to use insights that relatively few farmers had access to until recently.