Italy - Apulian Tavoliere

Project Overview

The main objectives of the project were to collect soil and crop data in order to: 1) further validate the simulation model AQUACROP to predict durum wheat yield and soil water content; 2) explore the potential of recently ESA launched satellite Sentinel-2 for its use in agriculture.

Owing to the Li-COR equipment malfunction, we could not apply the multivariate geostatistical method of data fusion, described in the previous report, aimed at the prediction of leaf area index (LAI), IPAR and crop height from a set of ground-truth Li-COR measurements by using multi-temporal Sentinel-2 multiband images as auxiliary variables.

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