Farmers and land managers need to balance productivity and quality with the environmental sustainability of the different productions, always dealing with the national regulations and rural development local measures. The scope is to save money, time and resources, offering, at the same time, products with higher quality and less impact. The used techniques involve all the sector players, from the seed producers to tractor manufacturers. Satellites and in general Earth observation solutions are able to support both local and regional needs, allowing and speeding up precision farming procedures.
e-GEOS acquires and process multi-temporal detailed images on farm parcels, collected by satellite or airplane, extracting indexes that can support farmers in the correct management of the different land portions. This geolocated mapping addresses, at sub-parcel level, the correct use of fertilizer and irrigation, via GPS system on tractors, targeting the improving of crop quality and yield, while vice-versa decreasing the overall costs. At the same time, this higher rate of benefit/costs produces a better balance of environmental land preservation, both for energy saving and climate change effects mitigation.