Multispectral aerial photography as a supplemental technique in agricultural research.

  • J.G.P.W. Clevers


Narrow spectral bands in the visible and near IR were tested for use in remote sensing of agricultural field trials. Recordings of high spectral (25-100 nm bandwith), temporal (fortnightly) and spatial (+or-1msuperscript 2) resolution, were obtained using an airborne multispectral photographic (MSP) system. Calibrated reflectance factors of spring barley and spring wheat crops were obtained using atmospheric correction and radiometric calibration for reference targets in the field. LAI were estimated from spectral reflectance characteristics of cereals during the growing season for various treatments such as N nutrition and sowing date. Quantitative information was obtained in an objective and non-destructive mannner with greater precision by MSP than by conventional field sampling. (Abstract retrieved from CAB Abstracts by CABI’s permission)