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Developing sugar cane yield prediction algorithms from satellite imagery

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Robson, A., Abbott, C., Lamb, D. and Bramley, R. (2012) Developing sugar cane yield prediction algorithms from satellite imagery. In: 34th Annual Conference Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Cairns.



THE RESEARCH PRESENTED in this paper discusses the accuracies of remote sensing and GIS as yield prediction tools at both a regional and crop scale over three Australian cane growing regions; Bundaberg, Burdekin and the Herbert. For the Burdekin region, the prediction of total tonnes of cane per hectare (TCH) produced from 4999 crops during the 2011 season was 99% using an algorithm derived from 2010 imagery (green normalised difference vegetation index) and average yield (TCH) data extracted from 4573 crops. Similar accuracies were produced for the Bundaberg region during 2010 (95.5% from 3544 blocks) and 2011 (91.5% for 3824 crops) using a Bundaberg specific
algorithm derived from 2008–2010 imagery and yield data. The Bundaberg algorithm was also accurate in predicting yield at specific in-crop locations (91.5% accuracy;
SE = 0.028).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Yield Forecasting, Satellite Imagery, SPOT5, GNDVI
Subjects:Science > Statistics > Statistical software
Plant culture > Field crops > Sugar plants
Live Archive:11 Nov 2011 05:55
Last Modified:04 Jun 2024 00:57

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