Satellites support crop yield estimations in Turkey

Satellites support crop yield estimations in Turkey

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Turkey: Airbus Defence and Space is delivering SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite data in support of the TARBIL (Agricultural Monitoring and Information System Project) project in Turkey. TARBIL is a highly technological and comprehensive agricultural monitoring project fusing multi-temporal in-situ data from 44,000 sensors across Turkey with SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite images. The project has been initiated in 2011 with the coordination of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and financial support from the Ministry of Development. Its goal is to create up-to-date agricultural parcel maps of the country, to measure actual crop yield by commodity and forecast the upcoming season’s harvest.

Source: Airbus Space and Defence