Remote sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales remote sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference. Illustrated throughout, an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data, The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.
Chapter 26: Remote Sensing of Cropland Agriculture
Remote Sensing of Cropland Agriculture
Crop classification, Crop condition, Crop yield, Crop biophysical characteristics, Crop water management, Crop-related soil characteristics, Precision agriculture, Crop phenology and Nitrogen management.
History of Remote Sensing in Agriculture
Remote sensing has long been used in monitoring and analyzing agricultural activities. Well prior to the first coining of the term ‘remote sensing’ in 1958 by Eveyln Pruitt of the U.S. Office of Naval Research (Estes and Jensen 1998), scientists were using aerial photography to complete soil and crop surveys associated with agricultural areas in the United States and other parts of the world (Goodman 1959). Most of such work in the 1930s involved general crop inventoriesbythe U.S. Department of Agriculture and soil survey mapping as part of the work ...