Remote sensing for evaluating crop water stress at field scale using infrared thermography: potential and limitations
Over the past few decades, the competition for freshwater resources has substantially increased in arid/semi-arid areas, exacerbating the pressure on the largest user of water, namely agriculture, to consume less water. However, reducing crop consumptive water use or evapotranspiration through water stress can have a negative impact on production economics if not precisely managed. Remote sensing of crop canopy temperature is a scientifically-based and easy-to-apply method that can be used at field scales to evaluate crop water status at or near real-time. In this study, thermal images of maize ...
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Taghvaeian, Saleh; Chávez, José L.; Altenhofen, Jon; Trout, Tom; DeJonge, Kendall