Genscape’s new LandViewer platform offers dual-level, real-time images of critical growing variables allowing growers, traders, and grain buyers to correlate crop conditions with regional pricing information. “While NASA is publishing satellite vegetation vigor every 16 days, Genscape processes NASA vegetation vigor data daily for a strong indicator of crop progress,” said Dr. Steffen Mueller, senior director for Genscape.
In May, Genscape expanded its crop assessment capabilities for the 2014 growing season to offer first-hand accounts of crop progress. Starting last month, they began using LandViewer’s patented modeling process to provide bi-weekly crop yield forecast for over 1,400 counties in the top corn producing states.
“We are reaching a key time during this year’s growing season. Our next national forecast will be released at the end of July, providing critical yield and production information ahead of the USDA report on August 12th,” added Dr. Mueller.