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Special Issue "Application of Remote Sensing Technologies in Agriculture and Water Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018).
Interests: environmental sensing; Earth system modelling; data assimilation; flood and drought prediction; land and water management; airborne and UAV sensing technology; automated farming
Remote sensing technologies provide an opportunity to vastly improve agriculture and water management, providing information on environmental variables such as rainfall, soil moisture, soil temperature, vegetation condition, crop yield and soil properties (chemical, physical, biological). Reliable and timely information on such variables, through a combination of modelling and remote sensing observations, allows (i) grain growers to make informed decisions on what and when to plant based on likely germination rates and crop yield, (ii) graziers to be proactive in their management of stocking rates based on likely pasture growth, and (iii) dairy and other agriculture to undertake more efficient irrigation scheduling practices. It can even allow for automation of agricultural practices, including application of fertiliser and pesticides.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the use of remote sensing technologies to improve agriculture productivity, including water utilisation, crop health and yield, fertiliser and pesticide application, and farm automation. This Special Issue aims to focus on the variety of proximal, airborne and satellite sensing technologies becoming available and their application, together with numerical prediction models, to provide fundamental advances across a broad range of applications in agriculture and water management.
Prof. Jeffrey Walker
Dr. Xiaoling Wu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Remote sensing
- Proximal sensing
- Water management
- Soil moisture
- Crop health and yield
- UAV, airborne and satellite sensors
- Weather and climate prediction
- Flood, drought and frost prediction