Saudi Arabia

Specific Project Objectives & Deliverables

Specific Project Objectives and Deliverables

Main Project Objectives:
 

  • To study the response of crop such as wheat, alfalfa, rhodes grass, corn and barley to precision fertigation
  • Crop type, crop acreage, crop yiels, evapotranspiration and water productivity mapping

Mapping Agricultural Areas:

  • Cropped Land: Mapping Frequency: Monthly

Estimating Crop Areas:

  • Statistical Units: t/ha

Crop Growing Conditions Over the Growing Season:

  • Throughout the year

Estimation of Biophysical Variables:

  •  LAI and Crop yield

Phenological Events:

  • Stage / Timing Flowering
  • Stress  - Nitrogen and crop water stress

Integration of the EO-Derived Information Into Crop/Agro-Met Models Crop models, ET mapping and Water Productivity Mapping

Forecasting Agricultural Variables from Crop/Agro-Met Models Crop acreage and production estimates

In Situ Observations

  • Crop growth (including LAI and NDVI) and Yield parameters

Plans for Next Growing Season: Continue with same approach and order same data for the upcoming year, needs have not yet changed.

©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)