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March 14th, 2024
Planet Upgrades Crop Biomass Planetary Variable to Include Daily PlanetScope Data

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2024-Planet Labs PBC (NY SE: PL), a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, today announced improvements to its Crop Biomass Planetary Variable, including the integration of its daily, global PlanetScope data. Crop Biomass is a cloud-free, analysis-ready data product for monitoring agricultural fields that combines radar and optical signals to help agronomists and farmers better understand the status of their operations.

Crop biomass in agricultural fields is highly dynamic and changes throughout the growing season as plants grow, encounter stressors, and approach harvest. Timely and frequent access to crop biomass data is essential for understanding these dynamics and making informed decisions regarding crop management, scouting, and intervention.

Crop Biomass is delivered daily, giving users complete and reliable data that results in a full time series. Access to this detailed and timely information can help farmers and agronomists better detect and respond to stressors such as pests, diseases, or nutrient deficiencies, optimize their fertilizer inputs, improve harvest planning and efficiency, and much more.

“Our Crop Biomass dataset has become an important tool for farmers looking to streamline their operations as it provides detailed, reliable, and timely crop health data to help with decision making,” said Ariel Zajdband, Planet’s Product Manager for Agriculture.

Planet customer Disagro shared, “Crop Biomass is a highly valuable and complementary service for us and our clients whose areas of focus are often affected by high cloud cover. Strategic partners like Planet provide us with the technical support needed to increase the usability of satellite imagery and bring digital agriculture practices to our regions under management.”

Crop Biomass is delivered through Planet’s subscription API, with the option for users to import the data directly into Sentinel Hub’s EO Browser, which was acquired by Planet in 2023. To learn how to get started with Crop Biomass, visit our webpage, and catch the Planet Team at World Agri-Tech on March 19-20, 2024 in San Francisco.

About Planet

Planet is a leading provider of global, daily satellite imagery and geospatial solutions. Planet is driven by a mission to image the world every day, and make change visible, accessible, and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest Earth observation fleet of imaging satellites. Planet provides mission-critical data, advanced insights, and software solutions to over 950 customers, comprising the world’s leading agriculture, forestry, intelligence, education and finance companies and government agencies, enabling users to simply and effectively derive unique value from satellite imagery. Planet is a public benefit corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange as PL. To learn more visit www.planet.com and follow us on Twitter.

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