Agriculture

The three-band remote sensing radar technology has great potential when applied to the agricultural sector. It is possible to obtain various information from the plantation, which can contribute to increased productivity and decreased operational and logistical costs.

Applications

- Biomass;

- Growth rate and failures;

- Height;

- Plantation soil and exposed soil moisture;

- Yield and harvest date forecast.

Examples

The IPT validated Radaz's subsidence measures taken in 2019 and 2020 at a mine owned by the company Votorantim. They were compared with field, geophysical and piezometric measurements. The calculation of 8 mm precision in the subsidence measure is presented in the article: Luebeck, D.; Wimmer, C.; F. Moreira, L.; Alcântara, M.; Oré, G.; A. Góes, J.; P. Oliveira, L.; Teruel, B.; S. Bins, L.; H. Gabrielli, L.; Hernandez-Figueroa, H.E. Drone-borne Differential SAR Interferometry. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 778. 

Gravimetric humidity of the exposed soil [%]
Gravimetric humidity of the exposed soil [%]
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Gravimetric soil moisture with sugar cane cover [%]
Gravimetric soil moisture with sugar cane cover [%]
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Sugarcane biomass map [kg/m2]
Sugarcane biomass map [kg/m2]
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They were validated with sugarcane plantations, through the FAPESP-IBM-PITE project, in cooperation with Unicamp and Usina São Martinho.