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//Category / Agrosat, Services
In Italy, the application of precision farming is very heterogeneous and it covers only 1% of the whole agricultural area. Meanwhile the agricultural system is required to maximise the production when at the same time, with challenging climatic conditions, it needs to maintain high quality of standards and to abide more-strict environmental regulations.
Unlike other European countries, in Italy there is a need to support the agri-food chain users with up-to-date information and research products.
This is where AgroSat platform comes in, providing satellite data, testing new analysis approaches for multi-source data integration, supporting the participatory approach to agro-environmental monitoring. It is primarily used to monitor field data through Earth Observation satellites, programming distribution of chemicals and knowing the location and cause of crop-stress to optimize quantities applied. It is a great platform that saves farmers both time and money.