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Water Management Using Drones and Satellites in Agriculture

GI-1716, Projects and Planification, Dpto. Ingeniería Agroforestal, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Escola Politécnica Superior de Enxeñaría, Rúa Benigno Ledo s/n, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Spanish National Research Council (MBG-CSIC), El Palacio-Salcedo, 36143 Pontevedra, Spain
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Current address: Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain.
Water 2019, 11(5), 874;
Received: 22 April 2019 / Revised: 22 April 2019 / Accepted: 25 April 2019 / Published: 26 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Management Using Drones and Satellites in Agriculture)
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This document intends to be a presentation of the Special Issue “Water Management Using Drones and Satellites in Agriculture”. The objective of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of recent advances in the methodology of using remote sensing techniques for managing water in agricultural systems. Its eight peer-reviewed articles focus on three topics: new equipment for characterizing water bodies, development of satellite-based technologies for determining crop water requirements in order to enhance irrigation efficiency, and monitoring crop water status through proximal and remote sensing. Overall, these contributions explore new solutions for improving irrigation management and an efficient assessment of crop water needs, being of great value for both researchers and advisors. View Full-Text
Keywords: precision agriculture; irrigation management; crop water requirements; remote and proximal sensing precision agriculture; irrigation management; crop water requirements; remote and proximal sensing
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Cancela, J.J.; González, X.P.; Vilanova, M.; Mirás-Avalos, J.M. Water Management Using Drones and Satellites in Agriculture. Water 2019, 11, 874.

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