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...

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...

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...

“VATI” updates: Upload the farm details, and analyse the crop health

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-16 04:30:05. First published on October 11, 2018 Many times, the spatiotemporal variation of yield is observed in the same agriculture land because of the variation in soil structure and properties. The land-atmosphere interactions responsible for these variations can be modeled and analyzed to predict crop-water requirement,...

Monitoring Crop health using microwave remote sensing

Last Updated on March 1, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-15 06:49:42. First published on November 15, 2018 Crop health is dependent on Agro-hydrological factors such as soil moisture, soil type, Rainfall, evapotranspiration etc. With the emergence of satellite sensors, these parameters that influence the health of the crops can be monitored and analyzed in near real...

Soil moisture can demarcate the onset of agricultural drought in near real time

Last Updated on March 14, 2019Originally posted 2018-11-14 06:05:30. With the increase in population, the 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 agricultural drought, pests, and other diseases. The Agriculture drought is a...

Groundwater regulation based on the soil-moisture requirement, a much-needed paradigm change?

Last Updated on March 14, 2019With a decrease in the trend of rainfall, groundwater becomes the primary source of water. Most of the regions are overly dependent on it resulting in a consumption rate higher than its natural replenishable rate causing water tables to decline. The decline in groundwater level in wells in India...