Radar remote sensing technologies
Traditional radar users include the military and aerospace industries. Therefore, its implementation in agriculture represents an exciting new technological trend. Farmers are using radar solutions to solve agricultural problems and increase yields.
Agriculture is increasingly using radar technology to achieve the following benefits:
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
: GPR works with antennas that act as transmitters and receivers. This method measures soil depth, texture, moisture, salt and water using radio frequency waves. GPR can also detect the presence of dirt and hard surfaces beneath the surface. Metals in the ground prevent radar waves from penetrating and thus limit this technology.
Benefits: In recent years, mechanization, irrigation, geophysics and paedology have benefited from GPR. This method saves time and money and provides accurate and repeatable subsurface data. This can help farmers improve irrigation practices and ensure crops have enough water.
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Feature
: SAR remote sensing provides improved planting, crop rotation and crop identification data. The synthetic aperture radar captures high-resolution images of the fields. It helps farmers examine crops, detect diseases and predict productivity.
Benefits: SAR is a weatherproof technology that works at any time of the day or night. This technology allows better landscape exploitation and improved crop health. It has the potential to increase food production over a more extended period.