remote sensing

Skywalker: reflectance spectroscopy for maize breeding

A low-cost, unmanned aerial vehicle, which helps to select the maize varieties which are best adapted to adverse environmental conditions, uses visible and NIR reflectance spectral data.

University of Tasmania researchers using hyperspectral remote sensing

The TerraLuma Project (University of Tasmania, Australia) is partnering with Headwall Photonics to bring hyperspectral technology to its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems.

NIR helps investigate the green, green grass

Remote sensing in the NIR is being used to investigate the growth of grass in Ireland, a crop that less is known about than many others.

Free remote sensing data

NASA and the US Geological Survey provide data from their Landsat satellites for free. This data is already used by farmers to monitor nitrogen levels in their fields and plan fertiliser application.

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JNIRS Biodiesel Paper Featured by USDA ARS

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have featured a paper published in JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in the September 2012 issue of their Agricultural Research magazine.

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