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Research Project: Development and Applications of Remote Sensing Techniques for Crop Management

Location: Crop Production Systems Research

Project Number: 6066-22000-081-02-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2016
End Date: Feb 28, 2021

Objective:
The objective of this research to conduct state-of-the-art theoretical analysis and innovative methodological development of multi-source, multi-scale remote sensing data analysis for effective crop monitoring and stress detection in precision crop management.

Approach:
The collaborative works will be conducted jointly by Crop Production Systems Research Unit (CPSRU), Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center (JWDSRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In general the collaboration will involve research and development of state-of-the-art theoretical analysis and innovative methodogical development of remote sensing data for describing crop growth status and characterizing crop stress to provide accurate data and information for site-specific crop management to evaluate the effect of aerial application and deal with issues of weeds, crop nutrition, insect and disceases. Specially, the collaborative project will cover all “but not limited to” the following aspects: a) coordination of multi-source remote sensing data; b) determination of optimal scale for certain observation resolution requirement; c) evaluation of multi-angle and multi-level plant spectral meneaments; d) model simulation, validation and remote sensing assimilation. The collaborative research and development will be conducted for on-site experiments and analysis in the experiment base of the Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS in China and the research farms of USDA ARS CPSRU in Stoneville, MS, USA. The research and development will be conducted at locations of the two parties. The results of the research will be shared by the two parties, and delivered as SCI (Science Citation Index) peer reviewed journal publications with mutual authorship.