agricultural geography

Satellite Data Shows That Tilling Less Leads to Healthier Soils

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers applied machine learning to satellite-derived datasets to to analyze tillage practices and crop yields in the US Corn Belt between 2005 and 2017. 

Satellite image of crops in southeast Kansas captured by Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) . Image: NASA, 2001.

How Geography is Used to Study Agriculture

Mark Altaweel

From climate to key trade and shipping hubs, geography has shaped the fortunes of states and agricultural production.