It is essential to have a clear idea of soil biodiversity to understand and track the impact of many activities and gauge climate change.
There are many biodiversity assessments protocols that determine what features and aspects must be measured. Different approaches mean different agricultural indices to consider, leading to misunderstandings and biases.
At the start, having a solid and reliable pool of data about living organisms is always a nightmare.
Dealing with all the interactions beneath or above the surface is tricky and challenging.
It often happens to hear „yes, theoretically, it makes sense“ even though the method’s success relies on one central assumption that often proves wrong.
That’s why old manual sampling and extrapolating specific information to reach conclusions about large land extensions falls short if we want to fine-tune our precision and understanding to make better decisions.
Lately, on-demand satellite imagery has become a protagonist in this futuristic transformation, a common and recognized assessment method.
Thanks to the latest development, the resolution increased drastically to monitor a particular square-inch of several thousand acres farms providing farmers and agri-food companies with practical tools.
SmartCloudFarmin’s on-demand satellite imagery technology applies many of these technological advancements to track soil biodiversity with a high grade of accuracy. Remote sensing with on-site observations can become an even more powerful method, being a game-changer for ecologists (fewer extrapolations and rely solely on on-site observations cutting expenses and time needed)
We are at a converging point where the development grade of different technologies is changing how industries work. Simply, they are producing the future as we speak. When it comes to biodiversity analysis, there will come the point where on-site visits will be a thing from the past, thanks to on-demand satellite imagery combined with advanced AIs. Better decision-making, better yields, and more sustainable industry.