Keeping an eye on crop growth? Until recently, this was quite the challenge. For example, how did you know which parts of the ield needed extra fertiliser or water? The WatchITgrow app makes it possible to monitor parcels efficiently, to adjust and improve cultivation in a sustainable way. Satellite imagery tells the whole story.
WatchITgrow is a collaboration platform for everyone in the agricultural sector. The long-term target? To improve potato and crop farmers' yields.
WatchITgrow is an initiative by Boerenbond, Belgapom and VITO.
WatchITgrow provides insights for:
The result? An improved and more sustainable yield harvest.
"Thanks to WatchITgrow, I can check with the farmer in the winter which parcels are suitable for potatoes and which are not.”
Thanks to the Sentinel-1 satellite, WatchITgrow is able to provide information in overcast conditions.
Multispectral imagery from the Sentinel-2 satellite shows how fields change during crop growth.
The CropSAR technology makes it possible to monitor the status of crops on a regular basis, regardless of the weather conditions. CropSAR uses the radar data from Sentinel-1 for observations during crucial phases of plant growth.