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The quantity and quality of agricultural information, especially on crop production is not always adequate for important decisions concerning agriculture on a European level. Even though some integration has taken place national systems of agricultural statistics still vary in their approach to conventional surveys and the resources available. Remote sensing seems the most promising technique to up-grade the agricultural statistical system. The community is setting up a R and D project aimed at introducing remote sensing into the E C agricultural statistical system. The priority crops are cereals, oilseeds, dried pulses, tobacco, sugarbeet, wine and olives and regions of importance for these products will be chosen as test sites. During the plan, different applications of existing sensors will be considered from both land observation satellites and meteorological ones. Advanced agrometeorological models will be studied as well as surveys specially designed to be complementary to remote sensing techniques. Set for a ten year period, this plan is operationally oriented, and the first practical results should be achieved in a time frame of 3-5 years.

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Authors: MEYER-ROUX J, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);HENRY B, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);ROBSON N, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Symposium on the European Remote Sensing Needs in the 1990's, Leewenhorst (NL), May 4-8, 1987
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34330 ORA
Record Number: 198910178 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en