Toward a Satellite-Based System of Sugarcane Yield Estimation and Forecasting in Smallholder Farming Conditions: A Case Study on Reunion Island

@article{Morel2014TowardAS,
  title={Toward a Satellite-Based System of Sugarcane Yield Estimation and Forecasting in Smallholder Farming Conditions: A Case Study on Reunion Island},
  author={Julien Morel and Pierre Todoroff and Agn{\`e}s B{\'e}gu{\'e} and Aurore Bury and Jean-François Martin{\'e} and Michel Petit},
  journal={Remote Sensing},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={6620-6635}
}
Estimating sugarcane biomass is difficult to achieve when working with highly variable spatial distributions of growing conditions, like on Reunion Island. We used a dataset of in-farm fields with contrasted climatic conditions and farming practices to compare three methods of yield estimation based on remote sensing: (1) an empirical relationship method with a growing season-integrated Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NDVI, (2) the Kumar-Monteith efficiency model, and (3) a forced… CONTINUE READING