A methodology to estimate water status of palm trees from aerial thermal images was developed. Deficit irrigation of 80% in three drip-irrigated date-palm plots in the northern Dead Sea region was manipulated during the winter of 2007 and 2008. An uncooled thermal camera was used for extensive aerial imaging to detect palm trees and pure-canopy pixels by using only aerial thermal images. An automatic procedure, based on watershed segmentation analysis, was developed which enabled detection of all palm trees in the thermal images. Two new methods were developed to select palm trees and pure pixels within them: basin-based and pixel-based. From the temperatures of pure-canopy pixels, significant differences were found between palm trees under commercial and deficit irrigation regimes, in all three plots. Automated detection of canopy, based on aerial thermal images, is a key step towards commercial mapping of within-plot water-status variability. A protocol, based on the developed methodology, was suggested for mapping water status variability in a palm plot, and for irrigation scheduling.
Precision Agriculture – Springer Journals
Published: May 27, 2011
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera