Using a Mobile Device “App” and Proximal Remote Sensing Technologies to Assess Soil Cover Fractions on Agricultural Fields

Authors: Ahmed Laamrani, Renato Pardo Lara, Aaron A. Berg, Dave Branson and Pamela Joosse

Journal: Sensors 2018, 18(3), 708; doi:10.3390/s18030708

Publisher: MDPI AG

Quantifying the amount of crop residue left in the field after harvest is a key issue for sustainability. Conventional assessment approaches (e.g., line-transect) are labor intensive, time-consuming and costly. Many proximal remote sensing devices and systems have been developed for agricultural applications such as cover crop and residue mapping.

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