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Satellites, supercomputers and machine learning provide real-time, crop type data

April 4, 2018

Corn and soybean fields look similar from space -- at least they used to. But now, scientists have demonstrated a new technique for distinguishing the two crops using satellite data and the processing power of supercomputers.Full Story

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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