Brazil-Botucato, Sao Paulo


The main objectives:

Crop identification and Crop Area Estimation

Goals of the site in terms of:

Mapping Resolution: 30 m for landscape scale
Timeliness (with regards to growing season): annual /seasonal
Operational implementation plans (if any): N/A

This project is in the research and development phase.

Project Objectives

Site Description

Landscape Topographyslope <5% in centroid area
Typical Field Size40 ha for Eucalyptus field, large fields for other crop classes
Climatic ZoneTropics, warm
Major Crops and Calendars

Eucalyptus (Normal):

Sugar cane (Normal):

Pasture (Normal):

Coffee (Normal):

Citrus fruits (Normal):

Pine (Normal):

Soya beans (Normal):

Wheat (Normal):

Potatoes (Normal):

Millets (Normal):

Wheat (Normal):

Oats (Normal):

Soil Type & Texture


  • Clay
Soil Drainage ClassArray
Irrigation InfrastructureArray
Other Site Details

In Situ Observations


  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    Find on the Implementation Plans page.

  • Frequency:

EO Data

Optical Data Requirements

  • Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: 01/02
  • Approximate End Date of Acquisition: 01/09
  • Spatial resolution: Low resolution (above 60m)
  • temporal_frequency: Monthly
  • Level of Expertise: Intermediate
  • Latency of Data Delivery: 2-5 days
  • Challanges:
  • SAR Data Requirements

    Passive Microwave Data Requirements

    Thermal Data Requirements


    Documents and Files

    Links to paper

    Project Reports

    Study Team

    Team Leader

  • Name: Guerric le Maire
  • Affiliation: Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement
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