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.