Forecasting crop harvest date and yield
- Conventional farming
- Organic Farming
Crop yield formation is the result of complex interactions between weather conditions, soil properties, plant genetic characteristics, and management practices. Farm/IT uses process-based crop simulation models that take these yield formation processes into account.
By assimilating data derived from satellites and sensors during the growing season, the crop model predictions can be continuously refined and a significant improvement in prediction accuracy can be achieved.
For instance, remote sensing technologies are used to perform satellite-based estimation of crop leaf area development and biomass production. The Farm/IT yield forecasting system can be used at field, farm and regional level.
How much yield can be expected?
time of harvest
When is the optimal time of harvest for a certain crop plant?
How can the quality of the crop be optimized?