It is not too surprising that a "farming by satellite" tool such as OneSoil originated in Belarus as agriculture is an important economic sector in the country. OneSoil is a precision farming platform
which monitors fields according to criteria crucial for efficient and fruitful agricultural activities. It can detect and mark field boundaries, detect crop types, determine required amounts of fertilisers, show weather forecasts, etc. As a source of satellite imagery, it relies exclusively on Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data which it processes with sophisticated AI algorithms for user-friendly results.
More specifically, OneSoil uses Copernicus Sentinel-2 multispectral images to automatically determine the crop type that grows in any given field. Then, to reduce uncertainty, it uses Sentinel-1 radar satellite images. This enables OneSoil to spot 20 types of crop with, according to its estimates, high accuracy. The OneSoil technologies can potentially determine the sowing date and the stage of plant development. However, to improve its accuracy, the model needs in situ data sets with high quality data, which are collected with help of the platform users. For instance, this feature would help farmers choose the best time for applying fertilisers and pesticides.