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Construction of a Mobile Spectrophotometer for Mapping Plant Health: Combining Crop Circle™ and GPS Technology
University of Tennessee 2011 Field Day (2011)
  • Gregory Keith Bartley, Jr., University of Tennessee
  • Brandon J Horvath, University of Tennessee
Abstract
With the introduction of GPS technology, came the ability to produce maps of plant cover and health over large areas. By correlating the reflectance values of a plant with its respective GPS coordinates, we can form a bird’s eye view of relative plant health using different colors. The commercialization of high precision GPS receivers has allowed researchers to plot these maps with increased accuracy, limiting error to less than 1 inch.
Keywords
  • crop circle,
  • spectrophotometer,
  • vegetation indices,
  • NVDI,
  • RVI,
  • plant health,
  • reflectance
Publication Date
Fall September 15, 2011
Citation Information
Gregory Keith Bartley and Brandon J Horvath. "Construction of a Mobile Spectrophotometer for Mapping Plant Health: Combining Crop Circle™ and GPS Technology" University of Tennessee 2011 Field Day (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/keith_bartley/4/