Remote Sensing-Based Monitoring of Agricultural Irrigation Water Use

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2024 | Viewed by 274

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: precision agriculture; UAV; crop coefficient; irrigation management; crop management

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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: environmental impact assessment; spatial analysis; image processing; remote sensing; UAV; laser scanning; GIS; geomatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water scarcity, in relation to climate change, has become a crucial obstacle to maintaining crop production. Therefore, it is important to develop sustainable irrigation strategies to reduce water use while maintaining adequate yields. The development of sensor technology led to numerous applications to agricultural areas of remote sensing technology. In this context, it is necessary to orient research and the dissemination of results towards evaluating crop water demand, assessing irrigation requirements, and in general, monitoring agricultural irrigation water use using remote sensing technologies.

This Special Issue focuses on the effectiveness of remote sensing technology in monitoring water use in agricultural environments, in order to improve the sustainability of crop production. For this reason, we welcome high-quality interdisciplinary studies from disparate research fields using different remote sensing applications at different scales in agriculture environments. Original research articles and reviews are eligible.

Dr. Alessandra Vinci
Dr. Raffaella Brigante
Guest Editors

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  • UAV
  • farm size
  • pixel value extraction
  • water demand
  • crop coefficients
  • precision agriculture

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