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Satellite Remote Sensing Technology for Identifying Variability in Sugar Beet Growth

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Salerno, Vince
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Department of Renewable Resources; Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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Eng

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Monitoring crop growth in agricultural fields with ground surveys is often expensive and it is difficult to delineate areas based on variability in growth. However, for growers to ensure optimal productivity of their land, monitoring is necessary to determine proper location of necessary treatment(s). Satellite-based remote sensing imagery has been shown to provide information for monitoring crop growth and can reduce the need for frequent ground surveys in large agricultural fields. To evaluate the potential of satellite images for monitoring crop growth in small farm holdings that are typical to Wyoming, we used Landsat Thematic Mapper data acquired in 2006 and 2007 from WyomingView (a USGS funded program at UW). Areas of poor, average, and high crop growth within these fields were identified using digital image processing techniques. A composite map showing trends in growth was generated, and will be compared to previous soil treatments for determining the effectiveness of those treatments. Further areas that would benefit from additional treatment will be identified. Landsat derived information can be used for improving crop yield by optimizing nutrient inputs which will be beneficial to the economy and environment.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Sugar beet -- Growth -- Remote sensing; Agriculture -- Remote sensing -- Research

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Undergraduate Research Day 2008

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