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Using remote sensing date for higher yields and profits
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ePR01
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CPD points
Author
Bill Clark with input from Eric Ober and John Cussans
Content

This course explains the science behind some of the remote sensing techniques that are used in modern farming. It explains satellite, air-borne and tractor-mounted sensors, what they actually measure and how to interpret the images. Understanding the science behind these technologies will allow you to use them more effectively on farm to help manage your inputs. The course covers a wide range of topics that explain how to use remote sensing in crop management, including:

  • Introduction to the science behind remote sensing
  • Interpreting colour and NDVI images in relation to crop growth stages and disease levels
  • Spectral reflectance and mapping
  • Thermal images and crops, including understanding photosynthesis and respiration
  • The role of remote sensing in yield forecasting
  • How to use weed maps to plan control strategies
  • The science behind remote sensing: summary
ePR01 Using remote sensing data for higher yields and profits.pdf
  • The course covers a wide range of topics that explain how to use remote sensing in crop management, including:

    • Introduction to the science behind remote sensing
    • Interpreting colour and NDVI images in relation to crop growth stages and disease levels
    • Spectral reflectance and mapping
    • Thermal images and crops, including understanding photosynthesis and respiration
    • The role of remote sensing in yield forecasting
    • How to use weed maps to plan control strategies
    • The science behind remote sensing: summary

    At the end of the course there is a short test.  You need to score over 70% in order to pass and claim CPD points.

    2 BASIS and 1 NRoSo points

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