In-season knowledge of regional planting dates offers a clue to whether yields will be higher or lower than previous years. Yield is a critical outcome for farmers and the businesses that rely on and service farm operators. Understanding planting dates in-season and at scale is therefore very valuable. CIBO uses remotely sensed data and machine learning to discover both the crop type and planting dates throughout parts of the US. Using Illinois as an example, we share how CIBO discovers planting dates for corn and soybeans, at scale.
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