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Airborn Multispectral Remote Sensing with Ground Truth for Areawide Pest Management

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  073004.(doi:10.13031/2013.24033)
Authors:   Y Lan, Y Huang, W C Hoffmann
Keywords:   Keywords: Areawide Pest Management, MS4100, Pest Management, Airborne Remote Sensing, Multi-Spectral Imagery

A multi-spectral imaging system for use on agricultural aircraft was developed and tested to provide images of fields to help farmers and crop consultants management agricultural lands. The results of this research indicate that the airborne MS4100 multi-spectral imaging system has a great potential for use in areawide pest management systems, such as weed control or detection of insect damage. Multi-spectral image processing produces NIR, red, green, NR, NG, NDVI and NDNG indices or images, which can be used to evaluate biomass, crop health, biotypes, and pest infestations in agricultural fields. The classified images identify the ground land cover clusters by differentiating the variation of spectral signatures in the image. The results of the image classification can provide critical input to generate prescription data for precision application of crop production and protection materials.

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