Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

New Satellite Spies On Farms

A new surveillance satellite will be available from July to anyone in the world who wants to monitor land use, farm production and the source of pollution. John Howard reports.

Canberra-based compant Agrecon, is behind a joint-venture move with Canberra University to monitor every square metre of farming land in the world.

The new satellite will cause an agriculture revolution which will change the face of global food production. Land owners will be told via the Internet how productive their property has been over two decades. Problem areas will be isolated to as little as 10sqm for examination, with data on soil condition provided. Farmers will be updated on everything from crop yields to temperature and rainfall.

The satellite will also be able to settle neighbour's disputes over spray drift and the use and effects of chemicals. Polluters of land can also be identified and enforcement action taken.

Global trading competitors can be monitored to verify "clean green" claims.

The company says identifying crop and environmental performances of other countries will provide a leading edge in the international marketplaces.



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Better Analogies For National Pilfering Budget Data

After the Treasury Secretary's tragically doomed effort provide a metaphorical image for the budget data breach, and the rash of media attempts that followed, we never got an analogy that really covers all the bases. Until now. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Of Metiria Turei: Were Journalists 'Just Doing Their Job'?

In our research we examined the role of journalism in animating the Turei controversy and the different perceptions of professional journalists and online commentators sympathetic to Turei’s left politics. ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Extradition Of Julian Assange

It isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog