With the help of satellite images it is possible to track the growth rate of the biomass on the field. In this tutorial the EO-Browser is used to download different raster band from European satellite images. (If you know other sources of free satellite images let me know and I add a link to them here.)
Go to the EO-Browser in order to download satellite data.
You need to click on sign up and register in order to download images from the EO-Browser. When you have completed your register, confirmed your e-mail and logged in you are able to download the images.
Make sure that Sentinel-2 is selected and one of (or both) L1C and L2A is selected (I’ll update this later when I’ve understood which one is the best for biomass index analysis). I would also recommend lowering the max percentage of clouds to say 20% in order to filter out days with a lot of cloud cover. Before you hit search you also need to update the dates where you want to find raster images.
This dialog shows which days where there are satellite images (minus those remove by the cloud filter).
When you have selected one of the days (press “Visualize”) you can browse through the data with these arrows:
When you have found the date you want to base you guide file on press on (1.) in this image.
Now open QGIS and the GeoDataFarm plugin and go to the “EU satellite tab” and you will see this view.