Ukraine: Earth Observation Data for Agriculture Monitoring and Forecasting

Fig. 1. Winter wheat yield forecasts for Ukraine for 2013 as of 08 May 2013.
Fig. 1. Winter wheat yield forecasts for Ukraine for 2013 as of 08 May 2013.

The Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Ukraine, utilizes Earth observation (EO) data to support agriculture monitoring and operational forecasting of crop yield in Ukraine.

Every 16 days forecasts of winter wheat yield are provided upon arrival of new EO data and products. Due to the spring dry kill effects, many areas of winter wheat in southern regions of Ukraine were damaged in May of 2013. These regions could be identified from EO data.

Figures 1 and 2 show forecasts of winter wheat yield as of 8 May and 23 May 2013, respectively. Figure 3 shows changes in forecasts between 8 May and 23 May 2013. For southern regions, changes are of an order of 0.9 t/ha.

Other agriculture geo-information products provided by the Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU and UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine are available for download in the PDF below.

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