Can Agricultural yield be predicted?

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-12-07 10:40:35. First published on October 20, 2018 With the increase in population, demand for food is also increasing. The critical challenges in attaining food security include the adverse climatic changes and diminishing agricultural yield due to several factors such as shortage of water, pests, and other...

High resolution soil moisture data can help to identify irrigation requirement in small sized farms

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-12-05 07:12:08. First published on December 05, 2018 The Agricultural land is diminishing at a fast rate due to urbanization and climate change. Mostly in India, rain-fed agriculture is practiced and hence the knowledge about precipitation, soil moisture, and other agrohydrological parameters would benefit farmers to implement...

VATI Updates: Automatic detection of soil roughness profile from Needle Profilometer

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-12-03 14:31:29. First published on December 03, 2018 Backscatter coefficient depends on Vegetation, Soil roughness and soil moisture of the place. In order to determine any of these factors, knowledge about the variation of the other factors is important. Needle Profilometer is an instrument commonly used to...

Parched basin of Godavari river: Agriculture in a tight spot?

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-12-01 14:30:04. First published on September 11, 2018 The Godavari river flows through the states of Maharashtra (48.6%), Telangana (18.8%), Andhra Pradesh (4.5%), Chhattisgarh (10.9%), Madhya Pradesh (10.0%), Odisha (5.7%), Karnataka (1.4%) and Puducherry (Yanam) and joins Bay of Bengal. The Godavari basin receives its maximum rainfall...

Satellite estimated Soil moisture: A comprehensive solution for many agricultural problems

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-30 13:40:52. Soil moisture, the water held within the soil pores in liquid or vapour phase is the major factor that supports plant growth. Plants can readily absorb water if the moisture content of the soil is optimum. Knowledge of spatiotemporal variation of soil moisture is of...

Case Study: Hydrology and Flood Drainage Study

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-27 13:07:48. Client Information: One of India’s leading business houses intended to develop a Wind Power Project in Vietnam. Problem: Before the setup of any project, flood analysis should be done on the selected site to rule out all the possibilities of risk from the flood. Manual...

Chhattisgarh : The “rice bowl” of India to witness a growth in agriculture sector?

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-24 06:53:30. Chattisgharh,” The rice bowl” of India mainly practices rain-fed agriculture( 72 per cent of agriculture ) and hence the need to monitor the agriculture stress induced by several factors, such as shortage of water, overuse of pesticides etc is of prime importance. Passive microwave sensors...

Microwave remote sensing can reinvigorate Crop insurance

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-22 12:42:28. Climatic changes may have drastic effects on Agricultural yield as agriculture is extremely dependent on land-atmosphere interactions. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) launched in 2016 with an objective to provide insurance protection to farmers against crop losses due to these unforeseen events. The scheme...

Improved weather forecast: Soil “remembers” even after the atmosphere had forgotten

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-19 13:40:22. Soil can “remember” extreme climatic events long after the conditions responsible for the anomaly is forgotten by the atmosphere, is a key aspect of land-atmosphere interactions and has major implications for seasonal forecasting. The land-atmosphere interactions can be modeled and analyzed to predict climate or...