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Space Imaging Helps Predict Crop Yields

Farmers have always looked to the weather and the progress of their crops to try to predict how the harvest will go, but a new tool uses NASA satellite imagery to take the predictions to a whole new level -- to near-perfect, in fact.

From rainforests to croplands, boreal forests to mangroves, NASA will take a new look at terrestrial vegetation across our living planet over the next two years with several unique instruments in space, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are planting their third on-orbit crop of red romaine lettuce.

In 2013, this part of Bahia State in Brazil included just a single center-pivot irrigation circle.

Five new NASA Earth science missions are launching in 2014 to expand our understanding of Earth's changing climate and environment.

The Indian state of Punjab has two growing seasons--one from May to September and another from November to April. In November, Punjab farmers typically sow crops such as wheat and vegetables; but before they do that, farmers often set fire to fields to clear them for planting. That was probably the case on October 18, 2013, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image.

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