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Watching the grasses grow: using UAVs and satellites to monitor rangeland species composition

Dekkers, M.H.A., Quigley, S.A., Scarth, P., O'Reagain, P. J. and Poppi, D. P. (2019) Watching the grasses grow: using UAVs and satellites to monitor rangeland species composition. In: Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference, 19-22 August 2019, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Rangeland monitoring methods traditionally involve intensive and time consuming fieldwork. New sensing technologies (e.g. drones, satellite imagery) have the ability to rapidly collect large data sets at relatively low cost. These data are operationally used for greenness and cover analysis but due to the complexity of grass phenological response, the classification of individual species remains a challenge.
This paper reports on new research using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a multi-spectral camera to monitor the temporal reflectance changes of four grass species (Bothriochloa pertusa, Bothriochloa ewartiana, Heteropogon contortus and Aristida sp.) common in rangelands of north Queensland.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:AgTech AgriTech
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education > Research. Experimentation
Animal culture > Cattle
Technology > Technology (General)
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