17 June 2020
Southwest China's Guizhou Province has started using a satellite system that can monitor rice farming from space. The system provides real-time data for planting, according to a report in Science and Technology Daily. As a smart manager of integrated big data, the system provides pictures of paddy fields taken through remote sensing, visual monitoring and other means to help professionals make decisions on planting, said the report. Through real-time data, farmers could monitor crop areas, and detailed figures on local meteorological and planting conditions, which helps them make decisions. The Cengong County of Guizhou is a major rice-growing area with annual yield of around 8 million kg of certified seeds.
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