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Application of remote sensing for selected soil sampling sites
Author(s): Rodney L. Faleide; Martin J. Rosek
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Paper Abstract

Site-specific farming technology offers promising new farming methods that can increase the efficiency of agricultural chemicals while resulting in a safer environment. The premise of site-specific farming is that appreciable within field soil and landscape variability exists, which exerts a strong influence on factors that control yield. Recent technology is available to producers that allows for the management of these spatially variable factors. This technology includes geographical information systems mapping software to draw management unit boundaries within fields in combination with global positioning system coordinates obtained from satellite signals accepted by receivers, and variable rate application equipment. Acquisition of accurate, usable information is the core of the site-specific farming (Vanden Heuvel, 1996). A major problem with the adoption of site-specific farming technology is the cost of obtaining enough reliable fertility requirement information to base variable rate fertilization application upon. Multi-spectral satellite image analysis holds promise as a reliable, cost effective alternative to more widely used methods of delineating soil variability for site-specific application of fertilizer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2818, Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications, (4 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256102
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Rodney L. Faleide, Agri ImaGIS, Inc. (United States)
Martin J. Rosek, Agri ImaGIS, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2818:
Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications
Brian Huberty; Joan B. Lurie; Jule A. Caylor; Pol Coppin; Pierre C. Robert, Editor(s)

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