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DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES: ASSESSMENT OF SALINITY INDUCED PLANT STRESSES

Matthew Stong

ISBN 10: 3838332407 / ISBN 13: 9783838332406
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010
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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES: ...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Salinity has been shown to reduce vegetative growth, crop quality, and yield in agricultural crops. Remote sensing is capable of providing data about large areas. This project was designed to induce salinity stress in a crop, pak choi, and thereafter monitor the response of the crop as expressed by its spectral reflectances. The project was conducted in the National Taiwan University Phytotron, and spectral data was collected using a GER 2600. Yield and soil salinity (EC) were also measured. After three seasons of data were collected, wavelengths sensitive to salinity were selected. These wavelengths, which are within the spectral response of biochemicals produced by plants as a response to soil salinity, were used to create two indices, the Salinity Stress Index (SSI) and the Normalized Salinity Stress Index (NSSI). The SSI and NSSI correlated well to both ECe and marketable yield. Additionally the SSI and NSSI were found to provide statistical differences between salinity stressed treatments and the control treatment.

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