Science Inventory

MAPPING AND SCOUTING CORN PEST INFESTATIONS IN A PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT USING REMOTE SENSING.

Citation:

POWELL, D. C., K. L. COPENHAVER, J. A. GLASER, AND M. CARROLL. MAPPING AND SCOUTING CORN PEST INFESTATIONS IN A PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT USING REMOTE SENSING. Presented at 21st Biennial Worskhop on Aerial Photograhy, Terre Haute, IN, May 15 - 17, 2007.

Impact/Purpose:

to share information

Description:

Hyperspectral imagery was acquired three times during the 2006 agricultural growing season (late July to mid-September) over 35 corn fields in east central Illinois. The imagery was processed with an emphasis on rapid image product development (turnabround time of less than 24 hours in some cases). The resulting products were used to guide a team of scouts to locations to gather ground data. The image data product consisted of a ratio using narrow wavelengths in the red and near-infared portions of the spectrum, which was used to identify high probability areas for insect infesttation. Scouts with portable GPS-enabled computers and customized software visited image product identified locations to determine the extent of infestation or identify alternative sources of crop stress. Custom ARcPad data entry scripts were utilized to maximize scout productivity and minimize data entry errors. Results for the scouting indicated that using imagery to guide scouts in the field is more efficient than scouting randomly generated points.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/PAPER)
Product Published Date: 05/15/2007
Record Last Revised: 01/30/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 173063

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH