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Get space-down view of unharvested cornfields

In a Landsat 7 satellite photo, unharvested cornfields in North Dakota stand out in the snow.

Lon Tonneson

December 31, 2019

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SATELLITE’S-EYE VIEW: Pictures of North Dakota taken recently by the Landsat 7 satellite show some of the estimated 1.88 million acres of corn left in the field throughout the state.Getty Images

The ability to use photos taken by drones, airplanes, helicopters and satellites keeps gets getting more exciting. You can scout fields, count plant populations, monitor crop stress, track cows, check water tanks and even spot spray weeds.

The latest? Seeing unharvested cornfields from space!

Pictures of North Dakota taken recently by the Landsat 7 satellite show the brown fields of corn standing out in stark contrast to the white snow. A NASA Earth Observatory photo of northeastern North Dakota (Grand Forks in the upper right) was recently published by Atlas Obscura.

brown, unharvested corn fields in North Dakota  stand in sharp relief against the snow
BROWN FIELDS: Brown, unharvested corn fields in North Dakota  stand in sharp relief against the snow.

It’s estimated that there are 1.88 million acres of corn left in the field in North Dakota.

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