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TitoloA smart multiple spatial and temporal resolution system to support precision agriculture from satellite images: Proof of concept on Aglianico vineyard
Anno di pubblicazione2020
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iBrook A.; De Micco V.; Battipaglia G.; Erbaggio A.; Ludeno G.; Catapano I.; Bonfante A.
Affiliazioni autoriSpectroscopy & Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 3498838, Israel Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, I-80055 Portici, (Naples), Italy Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Via Vivaldi 43, I-81100 Caserta, Italy Freelance Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council, (IREA-CNR), Naples, Italy Institute for Mediterranean Agricultural and Forest Systems -CNR-ISAFOM, National Research Council, Via Patacca, 85, 80056 Ercolano, NA, Italy
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  • inglese
AbstractIn this century, one of the main objectives of agriculture is sustainability addressed to achieve food security, based on the improvement of use efficiency of farm resources, the increasing of crop yield and quality, under climate change conditions. The optimization of farm resources, as well as the control of soil degradation processes (e.g., soil erosion), can be realized through crop monitoring in the field, aiming to manage the local spatial variability (time and space) with a high resolution. In the case of high profitability crops, as the case of vineyards for high-quality wines, the capability to manage and follow spatial behavior of plants during the season represents an opportunity to improve farmer incomes and preserve the environmental health. However, any field monitoring represents an additional cost for the farmer, which slows down the objective of a diffuse sustainable agriculture. Satellite multispectral images have been widely used for production management in large areas. However, their observation is limited by the pre-defined and fixed scale with relatively coarse spatial resolution, resulting in limitations in their application. In this paper, encouraged by recent achievements in convolutional neural network (CNN), a multiscale full-connected CNN is constructed for the pan-sharpening of Sentinel-2A images by UAV images. The reconstructed data are validated by independent multispectral UAV images and in-situ spectral measurements. The reconstructed Sentinel-2A images provide a temporal evaluation of plant responses using selected vegetation indices. The proposed methodology has been tested on plant measurements taken either in-vivo and through the retrospective reconstruction of the eco-physiological vine behavior, by the evaluation of water conductivity and water use efficiency indexes from anatomical and isotopic traits recorded in vine trunk wood. In this study, the use of such a methodology able to combine the pro and cons of space-borne and UAVs data to evaluate plant responses, with high spatial and temporal resolution, has been applied in a vineyard of southern Italy by analyzing the period from 2015 to 2018. The obtained results have shown a good correspondence between the vegetation indexes obtained from reconstructed Sentinel-2A data and plant hydraulic traits obtained from tree-ring based retrospective reconstruction of vine eco-physiological behavior.
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RivistaRemote sensing of environment
Attiva dal 1969
Editore: American Elsevier Pub. Co., - New York,
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0034-4257
Titolo chiave: Remote sensing of environment
Titolo proprio: Remote sensing of environment.
Titolo abbreviato: Remote sens. environ.
Numero volume della rivista240
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-85079086773)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000523955300008)
Parole chiaveCNN image reconstruction Pan-sharpening Vineyard plant status Dendro-ecological analysis Plant hydraulics Precision agriculture Sentinel-2A UAV Wood anatomy And isotopes
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Data di accettazione22/01/2020
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  • IREA — Istituto per il rilevamento elettromagnetico dell'ambiente
  • ISAFoM — Istituto per i sistemi agricoli e forestali del mediterraneo
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