USA - Iowa

Project Overview

Project Objectives:

The original project objectives for our site have not changed.

Crop identification and Crop Area Estimation:

  • Crop area estimation was conducted via the USDA Farm Service Agency and National Agricultural Statistical Service programs for the South Fork. This is an operational product.

Crop Condition/Stress:

  • As part of a remote sensing project, the evaporative stress index (ESI) is being computed on a 10 km resolution for the continental U.S. This is available from http://hrsl.arsusda.gov/drought/. This is operational.

Soil Moisture:

  • Currently there are 20 stations collecting soil moisture and soil temperature data in the domain.  http://hrsl.arsusda.gov/southfork/.

Crop Residue, Tillage and Crop Cover Mapping:

  • Assessments of crop residue amount are in the process of being analyzed for publication on methodologies for estimation.
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