With ever more people to feed, yield optimization in agriculture is a permanent concern for every farmer. The growing season of a crop can be many months long and during that period, the crop is at risk for damage due to weather phenomena (droughts, flooding, extreme temperatures) or diseases. This puts the crops under stress. Detecting that stress early on gives the farmer the possibility to react.
The climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather, so there is a global need to monitor crops to the fullest.