Belgium

In Situ Observations

  1. Parameter: Tillage Occurrence Detection
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    An intensive field data collection has been set up in order to retrieve information on 535 parcels among which 107 are fully described in terms of practices occurrence for 2015. This detailed characterization of the practices occurrence has been achieved through farmers’ interviews. The condition of the parcels in February have been reported for the remaining 428 fields through field observations (bare soil, crop types, visible practices, previous crop from residues). All the fields have been manually delineated based on very high spatial resolution orthoimages. Hence, this dataset contains three main information: the polygon of the parcel, the occurrence date of the different practices (tillage, shallow ploughing...), the field condition on the 18th of February.

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  2. Parameter: Crop Type
    Data Collection Protocol:

    An intensive field data collection has been carried out in July 2016 in order to collect crop type information in approximately 1800 fields spread over Walloon region (Southern part of Belgium).  

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  3. Parameter: Digital Hemispherical Pictures (DHP)
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    DHP have been acquired in 2015 and 2016 on three crops (winter wheat, maize and potato) all along the growing season in a field sample spread over Belgium. Those DHP were acquired for validation purposes of the Biophysical Variables (BV) retrieved from satellite imagery (SPOT5Take5 in 2015 and S2-A in 2016) with a radiative transfer model: fCover, fAPAR and LAI. 

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©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA SA MAJESTE LA REINE DU CHEF DU CANADA (2015)