Crop Hydric state for irrigation

  • 6 September 2022
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We are using planet images to control irrigation in crops.
We usually use SWIR bands with other satellites.
Is there a way to see  a crop hydric state, or something similar with planet available bands?


Best answer by ariel.zajdband 8 September 2022, 02:39

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Hi @azcuemaite

Thanks for question! We will follow up and get back to you with an answer shortly. 

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Hi @azcuemaite

Thanks again for question! I have some documentation here that may help you. As well as an informational PDF on Soil Water Content. Please let me know if this helps answer your question. 

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Depending on the level of water stress, you can also rely on vegetation indices such as NDVI. In this paper, Planet-based NDVI was used to monitor water potential in grapes. 

We also have the biomass proxy which is a 10-m product based on the combination of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. It’s signal is mostly derived from vegetation water content (VWC). If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to reach out. My email is

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such an interesting application, thanks for sharing!