International Sugar Journal

Evaluating remote sensing technologies for improved yield forecasting and for the measurement of foliar nitrogen concentration in sugarcane* [Full subscriber]

Abstract An analysis of time series Landsat imagery acquired over the Bundaberg region between 2010 and 2015 identified variations in annual crop vigour trends, as determined by greenness normalised difference vegetation index (GNDVI). On average, early to mid-April was identified as the crucial period where crops achieved their maximum vigour and as such indicated when single image captures should be acquired for future regional yield forecasting. Additionally, the regional crop GNDVI averaged from Landsat images between February to April, produced a higher coefficient of determination to final yield (R2 = 0.91) than the average crop GNDVI value from a single…

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