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Useful tools to remotely assess soil water content and vegetation condition

Summary

When planning next season’s cropping program it is important to know how much water is in the soil. Rainfall totals disguise; rainfall intensity, infiltration into the soil, soil storage capacity, or the agronomical timeliness of the rain event, all affect its usefulness.

This Primefact provides information on recent technological advances in remote sensing and computer modelling offer significant insights into remotely determining soil water content, and related vegetation extent and condition.




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Primefact 1115 First Edition

Published: Aug 2011