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The growth forecasting model for apple tree based on ground-based remote sensing
Author(s): Ronghua Ji; Lihua Zheng; Xiaolei Deng; Yao Zhang; Hong Sun; Minzan Li
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Paper Abstract

In order to monitor the growth statues of apple tree non-destructively and effectively, the field experiments were conducted at five different stages of apple tree annual growth season. The spectral reflectance of apple leaves was collected and the nutrient parameters of leaf (chlorophyll content (LCC) and moisture content (LMC)) were measured in the lab. The relationship between the apple tree leaf spectral reflectance and the apple growth parameters was analyzed. In order to select optimal spectral bands, the transformation forms of spectra were calculated including first derivative, second derivative, reciprocal, logarithm, the logarithm of reciprocal and the first derivative of logarithm. The sensitive detecting wavelengths were selected based on the correlation between the apple tree leaf spectra (original spectra and its transformation forms) and the apple tree growing parameters (LCC and LMC). The result showed that the original spectrum was most correlated with LCC from 511nm to 590nm and 688nm to 718nm; the correlation coefficients of September were the highest and the maximum value was 0.6. Three apple tree growth models were built using Multiple Linear Regression Analysis (MLRA), Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) respectively. The result showed that the forecasting model based on PCA was the optimal model to predict the apple leaves chlorophyll, and its calibration R2 was 0.851 and validation R2 was 0.8289. The apple leaves moisture content forecasting model based on ANN was optimal, and its calibration R2 was 0.8561 and validation R2 was 0.8375.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8527, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications IV, 852717 (9 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977412
Show Author Affiliations
Ronghua Ji, China Agricultural Univ. (China)
Lihua Zheng, China Agricultural Univ. (China)
Xiaolei Deng, China Agricultural Univ. (China)
Yao Zhang, China Agricultural Univ. (China)
Hong Sun, China Agricultural Univ. (China)
Minzan Li, China Agricultural Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8527:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications IV
Allen M. Larar; Hyo-Sang Chung; Makoto Suzuki; Jian-yu Wang, Editor(s)

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