Cosmos Country: Satellite mapping helps sustainable agriculture

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Eyes in the skies are already looking at fields near you. Now a cooperative research program is investigating ways to collect, extract, refine – and deliver – a wealth of data about the health of crops and grazing land to help Australian farmers contend with their changing climate. 

In this episode of Cosmos Country, Greenlight reporters Marie Low and Jamie Seidel talk with SmartSat CRC research program lead Dr Jasmine Muir and Managing Director of Data Farming Tim Neale on just how much information is being collected by new swarms of imaging satellites, and how this can help boost productivity through environmentally friendly practices. 

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