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The use of remote sensing for crop monitoring and yield forecasting has been proved both feasible and informative for certain applications such as sugar beet. This is dependent on the space-time characteristics of the sensor and, in the operational sense, upon the cost/benefits comparison. Applications in the frame of crop yield description are not so diffused as land descriptions, demonstrating that the use of the radiometry, or of microwave backscatter, is still controversial when used to describe the yield variability across a territory. This overview introduces models of remote sensing used in European applications.

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Authors: GENOVESE G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Yield Forecasting Seminar, Villefranche-sur-Mer (FR), October 24-27, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38901 ORA
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