Canadian Red River Watershed

Specific Project Objectives & Deliverables

Mapping Agricultural Areas

  • Land Cover: Mapping Frequency: Every 5-10 years
  • Cropped Land: Mapping Frequency: Every 5-10 years
  • Pasture/Rangeland: Mapping Frequency: Every 5-10 years

Estimating Crop Areas

  • Statistical Units: Field-based

Crop Growing Conditions Over the Growing Season: temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, evapotranspiration

Estimation of Biophysical Variables: NDVI, LAI, biomass, fAPAR, yield

Phenological Events

  • Stage / Timing
  • Stress

Integration of the EO-Derived Information Into Crop/Agro-Met Models

Forecasting Agricultural Variables from Crop/Agro-Met Models

In situ Data:

Presently there are 12 in situ soil moisture monitoring stations in the Red River basin site as indicated in Figure 2. Intensive crop biophysical parameters were measured weekly throughout the growing season in 2014 for spring wheat, corn, soybean, and canola.  Results

Crop types map (30 m) resolution was created for the whole area including the JECAM monitoring site for the 2014 growing season.  Methods for accurate crop area estimation based on the annual crop inventory and crop types identified at the location of the sampling framework of the monitoring sections are being developed.

©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)