Bangladesh: Barisal / Alamdanga

Operational Implementation Plans

Crop identification and acreage estimation:
We have conducted a large study under the STARS project for the Barisal site (Fig 1). We collected information on croptypes for 2 years. In the coming season (winter 2016 - 2017), we will start a wheat blast monitoring project, for which we will continue to collect information on crop types.
We will also engage in a yield estimation study on farmers fields in the Dinajpur and Alamdanga regions. For that project, we will collect information on crop types and digitize field boundaries.


Residue and Tillage mapping:
We are monitoring subsets of the AOI with an UAV, and some fields are left fallow during the dry winter months.


Soil moisture:
We will be monitoring soil moisture for irrigation experiments


Crop biophysical variables:
Percent ground cover (fCover) will be collected from farmers fields for another project, for which we are developing a smart phone app to estimate ground cover from RGB photos.
We are also running irrigation, nutrient and varietal experiments  on farmers fields in that region. For those experiments, we are also collecting LAI, fAPAR, and yield  data.
Furthermore, we will make crop cuts in farmers fields, for yield and biomass estimation of maize, wheat, rice and possibly other crops, such as mungbeans.
 

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