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Horticulturae 2017, 3(2), 40; doi:10.3390/horticulturae3020040

Remote Sensing for Irrigation of Horticultural Crops

Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences (DAEFS), University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
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Received: 20 January 2017 / Revised: 5 May 2017 / Accepted: 31 May 2017 / Published: 16 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Refining Irrigation Strategies in Horticultural Production)
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This paper reviews the literature on applications of remote sensing for monitoring soil- and crop- water status for irrigation purposes. The review is organized into two main sections: (1) sensors and platforms applied to irrigation studies and (2) remote sensing approaches for precision irrigation to estimate crop water status, evapotranspiration, infrared thermography, soil and crop characteristics methods. Recent literature reports several remote sensing (RS) approaches to monitor crop water status in the cultivated environment. Establishing the right amount of water to supply for different irrigation strategies (maximization of yield or water use efficiency (WUE)) for a large number of crops is a problem that remains unresolved. For each crop, it will be necessary to create a stronger connection between crop-water status and crop yield. View Full-Text
Keywords: crop water status; water use efficiency (WUE); platforms; sensors; evapotranspiration (ET); Crop water stress index (CWSI); time-temperature threshold (TTT); vegetation indices (VIs) crop water status; water use efficiency (WUE); platforms; sensors; evapotranspiration (ET); Crop water stress index (CWSI); time-temperature threshold (TTT); vegetation indices (VIs)
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Alvino, A.; Marino, S. Remote Sensing for Irrigation of Horticultural Crops. Horticulturae 2017, 3, 40.

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