Crop Risk Evaluation

The agricultural market needs to respond to a growing population and greater demand for food and energy, on the one hand, and to the increasing risk of crop failure due to climate change, on the other. Having more and better information on the risks affecting crop production, such as disease or drought, is therefore required.

We understand the factors which pose a risk for crops and can identify where risks might occur. We can assist you in indentifying where the crop risks are high or low in different regions of the world, enabling you to decide how to develop strategies and products to avoid these risks.

The factors which trigger crop risks are as diverse as the crops and the risks themselves and include, for instance:

  • 10 days with high air humidity above 85 % and temperature at 22° C
  • BBCH stage 30 – 69, with heavy rain and cold temperatures below average
  • sandy soil and less than 1 mm of rainfall a day during flowering
  • salt water intrusion or high fertilization and high evapotranspiration.

SBI combines geo-spatial data, such as weather, soil and satellite-image derived information, and applies scientific standards in analyzing, evaluating and mapping

  • where conditions occur which trigger specific crop risks in the various countries or continents
  • which level of risk is inherent in each area of 25 km * 25 km or smaller
  • how often specific favourable condition patterns occur in defined crop growing periods and areas
  • where, how much and how often defined conditions will become responsible for stimulating crop risks in the future based on simulation models.

Main cultivation sites with different levels of drought risk during crop growth derived from satellite, soil and weather information

Risk of important fungal disease in spring wheat in the main cereal growing areas in selected countries of Europe derived from satellite and weather information

Benefit from SBI’s service and

  • identify where crops are exposed to risks
  • learn about the potential yield loss to which a particular crop is exposed
  • obtain maps of cultivation areas evaluated by risk class in a 25 km * 25 km grid or finer
  • enhance your competence in placing your trials in regions harbouring different risk levels (ref: OZTP)
  • be informed so that a resource efficient and sustainable crop management can be realized

SBI experts aim to assist you in securing your business by basing the multifactorial risk analyses on objective data and scientific standards.

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