Uruguay-Colonia, San Jose, Soriano

Overview

The project has 3 sites withi Uruguay, which are located in Colonia, Soriano and San Jose.

The project objectives are:

Crop Condition/Stress:

  • Estimate the impact of management and identification of management zones within a field

Soil Moisture:

  • Estimate soil water holding capacity and crop evapotranspiration.

Yield Prediction and Forecasting:

  • Estimate yield pre harvest through crop modeling, in a small area (less than100 ha).

All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence. In each of the sites we measured biophysical parameters every 15 days:

  • Crop biomass
  • Crop cover
  • Leaf area index
  • Fraction of intercepted radiation
  • Identification of phenological event
  • Identification of management practices

Plans for Next Growing Season:

The project is continuing with similar objectives.  The main change is greater emphasis in modelling with assimilation of a reduced number of scenes.  We would like to incorporate more sensors to increase the temporal sampling of the sites.

Project Objectives

Mapping Agricultural Areas

Operational Implementation Plan

Scale

Land Cover
  • Spatial Resolution:
  • Temporal Resolution:

Estimating Crop Conditions

Operational Implementation Plan

Crop Conditions
  • Biological Stress

Measuring Phenological Events

Operational Implementation Plan

Phenological Events
  • Seeding
  • Seedling
  • Vegetative Growth
  • Flowering
  • Fruit Development
  • Maturity
  • Harvest

Estimation of Biophysical Variables

Operational Implementation Plan

Biophysical Variables
  • LAI (Leaf Area Index)
  • Biomass
  • raction of intercepted radiation

Forecasting Agricultural Variables

Operational Implementation Plan

Agricultural Variables (large scale)
  • Yield
  • Soil Moisture

Site Description

Landscape TopographyUndulating topography, with slopes between 1 and 5%
Typical Field Size100 ha
Climatic ZoneTemperate
Crop Details

Wheat (Normal):
Calendar: May - December

Soya beans (Normal):
Calendar: October - April

Soil Type & Texture

Inorganic:

  • Sandy Loam
  • Sandy Clay Loam
  • Sandy Clay
  • Loam
  • Silt Loam
  • Clay Loam
  • Silty Clay Loam
  • Silt
  • Silty Clay
  • Clay
Soil Drainage Class
  • Well drained
  • Poorly drained
Irrigation Infrastructure
  • No irrigation (precipitation)
Other Site Specifications

In Situ Observations

Crop Biomass

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence.

  • Frequency: 15 days

Crop Cover

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence.

  • Frequency: 15 days

LAI

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence.

  • Frequency: 15 days

fraction of intercepted radiation

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence.

  • Frequency: 15 days

identification of phenological events

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence.

  • Frequency: 15 days

identification of management practices

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    All sites have a soybean-wheat crop sequence.

  • Frequency: 15 days

EO Data

Optical Data Requirements

  • Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: 01/01
  • Approximate End Date of Acquisition: 30/11
  • Spatial resolution: High resolution (5-20m)
  • temporal_frequency: Biweekly
  • Level of Expertise: Intermediate
  • Latency of Data Delivery:
  • Challanges:
  • SAR Data Requirements

    Passive Microwave Data Requirements

    Thermal Data Requirements

    Results

    Documents and Files

    Links to paper

    Project Reports

    Study Team

    Team Leader

  • Name: Andres Berger
  • Affiliation: Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria
  • Affiliation Webpage: http://www.inia.uy/
  • Position:
  • Email: aberger@inia.org.uy
  • Personal Webpage:
  • Phone number:
  • Postal Address:
  • Other Team Members