Journal article

Dependence of CWSI-Based Plant Water Stress Estimation with Diurnal Acquisition Times in a Nectarine Orchard

Suyoung Park, Dongryeol Ryu, Sigfredo Fuentes, Hoam Chung, Mark O'Connell, Junchul Kim

REMOTE SENSING | MDPI | Published : 2021


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote sensing has become a readily usable tool for agricultural water management with high temporal and spatial resolutions. UAV‐borne thermogra-phy can monitor crop water status near real‐time, which enables precise irrigation scheduling based on an accurate decision‐making strategy. The crop water stress index (CWSI) is a widely adopted indicator of plant water stress for irrigation management practices; however, dependence of its efficacy on data acquisition time during the daytime is yet to be investigated rigorously. In this paper, plant water stress captured by a series of UAV remote sensing campaigns at different times of the day (9h, 12h and 15h) in a n..

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Awarded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited

Funding Acknowledgements

The stone fruit experimental orchard project (SF12003 and SF17006) was funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the Summerfruit levy and funds from the Australian Government with co-investment from DJPR.