Land IQ Brings Accuracy to the Nut Industry with Crop Mapping and Ground Truthing
West Coast Nut - July 1, 2023
In 2011, based on production levels, growers on the Almond Board of California (ABC) suspected acreage reports from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) were too low. They asked Land IQ for a second opinion.
Land IQ: Tracking Water Use at the Field Scale
Li-Cor Biosciences Case Study - April 18, 2023
Land IQ is an Agricultural Science and Remote Sensing company based in Sacramento, California. Land IQ ET is a data-driven model for field-scale water use estimation that incorporates ground-truth data from over 80 meteorological stations and remote sensing imagery from multiple sources.
Tackling the No. 1 Enemy for Almonds - Naval Orangeworm
Growing Produce - March 21, 2023
Having worked as the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor in the nut-rich North San Joaquin Valley for several years, Jhalendra Rijal has long studied the most damaging pest in both almonds and pistachios.
California Almond Acreage Drops For the First Time in Decades
Pacific Nut Producer - December 23, 2022
California’s almond acreage decreased for the first time in more than 25 years, according to a new report from Land IQ to the Almond Board of California (ABC).
The Packer - December 14,2022
California’s tight water restrictions and low precipitation continues to challenge even the most creative farmers and ranchers. A recent report by Land IQ, commissioned by the Almond Board of California, confirms that even the resourceful almond industry has felt the sting of drought conditions.
Irrigation Today - April 5, 2022
Understanding and dealing with water regulation is a continuing reality for growers, particularly in the western United States. Some growers, working with local districts, are trying to get ahead of reduced water allotments by getting a better irrigation data-driven understanding of how much water the crops are actually using by monitoring evapotranspiration.
ESRI Blog - February 24, 2022
When it comes to agriculture in California—where the US draws more than a third of its vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts—one company keeps an eye on water usage to ensure the resource remains sustainable.
MAXAR Blog - October 25, 2021
Land use data is critically important to the work of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and other state, regional and local agencies as they work to implement California’s first groundwater regulation, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
NPR - October 18, 2021
In a new push to stop further depletion of California's shrinking aquifers, state regulators are turning to technology once used to count Soviet missile silos during the Cold War: satellites.