Remote sensing technology can be used to prepare maps of crop type and acreage. The use of satellites is advantageous as it can generate a systematic and repetitive coverage of a large area and provide information about the health of the vegetation. Earth Observation satellites can be used to identify plant health indicators such as nutrient deficiencies, diseases, water deficiency or surplus, weed infestations etc.

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