We create free apps that help farmers all over the world monitor crop health and make better decisions on when and how many seeds or fertilizers to apply. We also share use cases, the results of our field experiments, and how our technologies work.

Which article brought you here? Was it the list of top YouTube blogs for farmers or our explanation of how we turn satellite images into normalized difference vegetation index maps? Or were you drawn here by our interview with a 21-year-old agronomist from Ukraine?

In any case, our blog has many more articles covering precision farming…

Hi! I’m Anna, I do support at OneSoil. We’ve probably met if you’ve ever written to us in the app. Quite often, I get questions about NDVI, a vegetation index, and how accurate it is. Today, I’d like to tell you how we process satellite images and turn them into handy NDVI maps available at your fingertips. I’ll also answer the two most popular questions I get: “Why hasn’t the NDVI for my field been updated?” and “Why do maps in the OneSoil app look outdated”?

But first, what is NDVI? NDVI, or normalized difference vegetation index, is an indicator…

How does geography influence technology, and what does agronomy look like in different parts of the world? Why is it awesome to be a farmer, and how can technology help with farming? There is an interview with Portugal-based agricultural consultant and OneSoil Scouting app user Francisco Castanheira.

About childhood, work experience in Africa and who should never be a farmer

— How did you come to the Ag sector? Is anyone else from your family involved in this area?

— I’ve always been passionate about the outdoors. Nature and the wild have always been my preferred places to be and to explore. There was a small step from that appreciation of nature to…

The avocados in your fridge most likely come from Mexico, and the coffee you drink in the morning, from Colombia or Ecuador. Latin America is one of the leading players in global agriculture, which invites the question “what does farming look like there?” We posed this question to Chilean-born expert Ignacio Salgado, with more than 15 years of experience working for both local and international companies.

Biography ✋

1997–2004 — Studied at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso for an agriculture engineer. Worked with a research team of scientists who studied tsunami impact in Chile using geographic information systems (GIS).

2000–2007 — Owned…

On his farm, Artis Lillais grows wheat and rapeseed. As well, he manages neighbouring fields and he’s interested in new agricultural technologies. We talked with Artis how he keeps up with fieldwork and managerial responsibilities, how OneSoil helps with this and why it’s important to check thunderstorm maps in time.

About Artis’s experience of managing neighbouring fields and farms

— Artis, tell us about yourself and your farms. Where are they located and what do you grow there?

— I have been in agriculture since 1990 when I founded my first farm. Now I work on two farms. My estate is located in Tērvete — it’s near the Lithuanian…

Rockets and satellites were a frequent part of Navin’s childhood. Later he not only studied remote sensing satellites and created a startup, but also became a professor and an agtech developer. We talked to Navin Twarakavi about how important it is for technologies to be easy and accessible to users, the problems and the future of precision farming and startups changing the field.

Becoming an innovator

— What brought you to agriculture and why did you decide to stay in this sphere?

— I’ve been working with agtech for the last 15 years. I started as a data scientist in my student days…

To keep pace with the expected population growth on Earth, current agricultural production must increase up to 70 percent by 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Addressing this food production challenge will require solutions that improve agricultural methods and radically adapt them to environmental pressures. Big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) can play a key role in this process.

⚡The original article was published in the EPAM blog.

Let’s talk about numbers. Despite efforts to reach the United Nations Zero Hunger goal by 2030, more than 820 million people still experienced a…

We develop our applications along with farmers using the results of our scientific experiments. During the 2019 season we have tested various methods of nitrogen application in the Ukrainian fields. In this very article our precision farming specialist Usevalad Henin tells how we did it, and what conclusions we came to.

On the OneSoil web-platform there is an application for the calculation of differentiated application of nitrogen fertilizers. Users often ask why we do not determine the nitrogen application rates by ourselves. We don’t do it because nitrogen is a mobile soil element and in order to determine the rates…

⚡ The original article was published on Copernicus Observer, an official e — magazine of the European Commission. Copernicus is a satellite-based Earth Observation monitoring program launched by the European Commission.

OneSoil has been dubbed “a potential disrupter” of the approach to agricultural and environmental management by Hervé Pillaud, a European influencer in the field of AgriTech and one of the promoters of La Ferme Digitale, the digital farm, a French AgriTech start-up support structure. OneSoil is a platform developed by a Belarusian start-up which uses Copernicus Sentinel data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the actors of agriculture 4.0…

Anastasia Kirilchuk graduated from university only a month ago, but she has been responsible for land in one of the Ukrainian farmsteads for a year and a half already. We talked about her job, stereotypes that a female agronomist might face, and, of course, her attitude to precision farming and OneSoil in particular.

How to become an agronomist

– Could you tell us about yourself? How did you end up in agriculture and what made you stay in this vertical?

– A month ago I graduated from the Odessa State Agrarian University. I was born in Nikolaev and always lived in the city. I only saw the countryside during the summer holidays while staying at my grandparents’. There was no connection between me and agronomy. When I…


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