Removing the Seeds of Doubt

Skymet Grows Crop Estimation Agri-Business Solution with ERDAS IMAGINE®

Skymet needed a better way to forecast crop yield in India based on actual growth instead of purchased seed. This was complicated by variations in growing seasons and reseeding weather-damaged crops. Using satellite imagery, ERDAS IMAGINE, and Spatial Modeler, they were able to automate the identification of crops, their growth stage, and crops affected by adverse weather. This increased the accuracy of their forecast and allowed them to prioritize drone-based field inspection based on their findings.