Use cases

Crop Monitoring

Observe fields and monitor crop progress and health.


Real-time, reliable information on crop development

From ground crops to tree crops, quantifying losses or gains in above ground biomass (AGB) is possible with Earth observation data. Characterize crop degradation, track disturbance, and monitor ground cover or forest canopy fragmentation.

Proactively monitor crops for agricultural insurance purposes with UP42 through the latest satellite information and high-speed, scalable cloud-computing. For example, derived crop classification can be used to verify the origins of crops for which losses were claimed or to enhance crop weather damage verification using polarimetric radar imagery.

Why choose UP42?


Access a variety of crop monitoring algorithms

Get timely identification of under-performing areas within your AOI. Access a wide variety of crop monitoring algorithms and easily automate your workflows with your project API key.


Optimize data use and save resources

Choose from a number of datasets to get the resolution you need and only pay for what you use with our AOI-selection capabilities.


Solve important problems with crop monitoring

  • 2x

    Global food demand

    The global demand for food is expected to double by 2050 because of population growth, dietary change, and bioenergy use.

  • 10%

    Less crop production

    One study shows droughts alone reduced global crop production by 10% from 1964 to 2007.

  • 1/3

    Worldwide food waste

    One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted before people consume it.

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