Accession Number : ADP002069

Title :   Using Knowledge of Agricultural Practices to Enhance through-the-Season Interpretation of LANDSAT Data,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Pestre,C. R. ; Malila,W. A.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Landsat data contain features that can be interpreted to produce information about crops, in support of crop estimation procedures. This paper considers ways in which detailed knowledge of agricultural practices and events might increase and improve the utilization of Landsat data in both the predictive and observational of measurement components of such procedures. Landsat observables related to agricultural practices and events throughout the cropping season are listed. Agricultural fields are identified as the preferred observational units for incorporating refined agricultural understanding, such as crop rotation patterns, into machine procedures. Uses of Landsat data from both prior seasons and the current season are considered, as is use of predictivve models of crop appearance.

Descriptors :   *Remote systems, *Mapping, *Farm crops, Data acquisition, Agriculture, Production, Preparation, Planting, Forecasting

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE