Crop Growth Stage (phenological state) Estimation and Prediction Technology
AUG’s state-of-the-art crop growth stage (phenological state) estimation and prediction technology is first-of-its-kind to effectively integrate images from space-borne electro-optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors providing accurate phenology estimates for crop fields. This novel technology uses both optical and SAR data that are complementary in nature; optical images provide spectral information, e.g. greenness/yellowness indices, and SAR images provide structural information of crops, which is affected by crop height, stalk, canopy and leaves.
This robust, scalable and proven technology makes it feasible to segment crop growing seasons and analyze periodic growth conditions (i.e. crop phenology, crop healthiness, dryness, leaf pigment, etc) to any specific crop field. This technology is applicable for a wide range of crops including but not limited to corn, canola, soybeans, and wheat.
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