TETHYS Smart Farming is a satellite-based decision support system for farms, including services monitoring crop health in a field and to identify to irrigate only where, when and how much it is necessary. They use earth-observation to estimate the production of biomass for the field, to monitor progress and to create yield maps. These reduce the overall use of inputs and maximize production capacity, with positive effects on the environmental sustainability of production.
“TETHYS-Smart Farming is a satellite-based, maps-driven decision support system for farms and other subjects, including various services:
* TETHYS-Crop Monitor, useful to monitor the crop health in each part of the field.
* TETHYS-Water Saver, to irrigate only where, when and how much it is necessary.
Water is a common but precious resource, essential for human life. Agriculture consumes more than 70% of the available fresh water, with inefficiencies and waste reaching up to 40% of the total. It is therefore a pressing imperative for agriculture to use water resources more efficiently and consciously.
TWS is a service using satellite images and other data (weather, soil, agronomic) to estimate the correct amount of water to be distributed in each portion of the field, reducing waste and limiting consumption, with positive effects on the company’s balance and on the environmental sustainability of production.
* TETHYS-Yield Estimator, for estimating the agricultural production of each area of the field
Estimating agricultural production at harvest time is a difficult and costly task and often leads to inaccurate and generally poor results. New technologies offer different alternatives to traditional estimation methods, from drones to sensors, but they are still expensive and not free of flaws (non-repeatability, high time commitment).
TYE uses earth-observation and other data to estimate the daily production of biomass for each area of the field, allowing the user to monitor the progress during the growing season and to create yield maps at the end of it.
This allows the farmer to better plan the agronomic activities and to differentiate the use of production factors according to the actual needs of each area of the field, reducing the overall use of inputs and maximizing the production capacity of the company, with positive effects on the company’s balance sheets and on the environmental sustainability of production.”