|Yang, Chenghai - TX AGRIC. EXP'T. STATION|
|Murden, Dale - RIO FARMS, MONTE ALTO, TX|
Submitted to: Biannual Workshop in Color Photography and Videography in Resource
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 11, 2003
Publication Date: October 29, 2004
Citation: Yang, C., Everitt, J.H., Fletcher, R.S., Murden, D. 2004. Evaluation of Quickbird imagery for crop identification and area estimation. Proceedings of 19th Biennial Workshop In Color Photography, Videography, and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment, Bethesda, Maryland. 2004 CD-ROM. Interpretive Summary: Timely and accurate information on crop types and areas obtained during the growing season is of vital importance for regional crop management. High-resolution imagery acquired by a newly-launched satellite named QuickBird was evaluated for crop identification and area estimation within an intensively cropped area in south Texas in 2003. Image analysis and ground verification indicate that the imagery can be used to successfully identify and map the crops (grain sorghum, cotton, melons, sugarcane, and citrus) growing in the imaging area. This type of imagery provides a promising tool for farmers and agricultural scientists to obtain more accurate information concerning the crops grown over a large area.